McMaster University

McMaster University

Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada, 2015

By: Camille Peplinski

Published: April 11, 2016

Over the spring term of 2015 I was fortunate enough to be able to complete my level 4 professional practice placement in Moose Factory, Ontario. In this setting I was able to practice as a BScN student in the Weeneebayko General Hospital's diabetes health education program and emergency department.

Camille Peplinski

Above: Completing the last 7 weeks of my level 4 professional practice placement in the Weeneebayko General Hospital emergency department.

Throughout the 12 weeks of living on Moose Factory Island, I was able to get a taste of Moose Cree First Nations culture and learn about what it is like to live in a remote setting of Northern Ontario.

diabetes education team

Above: The Weeneebayko General Hospital Diabetes Education team providing health education in the community centre of Moose Factory, ON.

I have come back home with an array of experiences to reflect back on, an enhanced understanding of Canadian Indigenous health and the role of a registered nurse in a remote geographical location.


Above: The Weeneebayko General Hospital emergency department entrance in Moose Factory, ON.

From this experience, I have recognized that I would like to pursue northern nursing in the future and that first hand experience is the best way to learn!


Above: Scrubbing in before observing a surgery in the Weeneebayko General Hospital operating room.


Above: Evening on Moose River.


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