The development of a stable, local nursing workforce in the High North promises to improve community health, wellness and self-sufficiency.

The goal of the UArctic Northern Nursing Education Thematic Network is to address the accessibility and quality of baccalaureate nursing education in the northern regions. Through establishing a network of institutions providing decentralized nursing education to northern communities, in Norway, Canada, Siberia, Finland, Iceland and Greenland, the network hopes to improve the pedagogy of northern nursing education, share best practices, and form a community of students and educators in an annual Innovative Learning Institute on Circumpolar Health to jointly examine and improve the clinical practice of nursing in a northern context.