Success Stories

In 2005, the Tui’kn Partnership introduced the first Nurse Practitioner (NP) service in a First Nation community in NS.  The first NP service was implemented in the community of Waycobah.   At the time, NPs were relatively new in Nova Scotia so the Tui’kn Partnership developed some educational tools to introduce community members to the role of Nurse Practitioners.  The NP quickly became a valued member of Waycobah’s primary health care team.  Since 2005, two other Unama’ki communities (Potlotek and Wagmatcook) have integrated NP services into their primary health care teams.