CASN is pleased to present the first Indigenous Nursing Student and Faculty Survey Report, 2020-2021. CASN supported this important project in partnership with CINA. It addresses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report (TRC) Action 23 which calls for an increased number of Indigenous health professionals. An annual survey of Indigenous nursing students and faculty in Canadian schools of nursing will allow the public to assess the national progress in increasing the number of Indigenous nurses.
Highlights from the report include the following:
- 218 Indigenous nursing students graduated from entry-to-practice programs for registered nurses in 2021
- 976 Indigenous students are enrolled in entry-to-practice programs for registered nurses
- 337 students were admitted to entry-to-practice programs for registered nurses in 2020-2021
- 45 Indigenous students are enrolled in a Master’s program and 25 in a Nurse Practitioner program, and 14 Indigenous enrolled in a doctoral program across Canada
- 72 permanent full-time, 9 contract full-time and 13 contract part-time Indigenous faculty teaching in Canadian schools of nursing
This annual survey is the result of a 5-year joint CASN-CINA task force created to support the responsiveness of nurse educators to the TRC Calls to Action and provide the public with systematically collected data.
The Indigenous Nursing Student and Faculty Survey (INSFS) Report will be administered as an adjunct to CASN’s annual Registered Nurses Education in Canada Statistics Survey Report. The numbers of Indigenous nursing students and faculty reported represents only those who have self-declared as Indigenous.