Norway Creates Sami Nurse Education Program

From 2021, a Sami nurse education program will be created in Kautokeino. The program will have its own national guidelines in Sami, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Knowledge.

- It is important to heave health personnel with Sami cultural understanding who are also able to communicate well with people in Sami languages. The new education program and guidelines will emphasize that, says Minister of Research and Higher Education, Henrik Aasheim (Conservatives).

The development of national guidelines for the Sami nurse education program will take place within the cooperation of RETHOS, in which for ministerial departments are involved, the University of Tromsø, Nord University and the Sami College.