Our Extended role training

Find out if the extended role nursing profession is for you!

Extended role training for the nurses,
a must in the great north

Our training in extended role nursing is tailored to meet the unique challenges of the Great North. Be done with the limitations of health care in urban centres! You will have the opportunity to diversify your practice and become completely autonomous. You will develop analytical thinking skills that will fully allow you to take charge of patients, provide treatment by following protocols, ensure follow-ups, and engage in teaching and prevention.

Five misconceptions that are holding you back from going on an adventure!

Working in the Great North in an extended role is a rewarding adventure. Do you want to breathe fresh air into your daily life but hesitate to take the plunge?

Check out our guide about five common misconceptions that might seem like obstacles to your adventure but are easily overcome.

“I was at a point in my career where I no longer liked what I was doing. I needed to find myself. Luckily, at the end of November 2019, I spoke with Marie Julie. We discussed her passion for the North, and I was SOLD. Training, which was fantastic, started at the beginning of January, and I fell back in love with my profession. The new challenges and experience motivated me to take the plunge, and since then, I have wondered why I wasted so much time in the old, conventional system. I feel like a butterfly, and my wings have spread thanks to Nordik. Their training prepares us exactly for the challenges ahead. Since January 2020, the team has become my new family. They are always there to answer my questions and listen when I feel frustrated. They’re so nice and fun, bravo! to everyone!”


Extended role nurse

Our Trainers

Our team of trainers have a multitude of skills and over 30 years experience north of the 55th parallel. Deeply human, our mentors are distinguished by their passion to share their knowledge and expertise based on real-life experiences in the Far North. It’s their speciality and they know every nook and cranny of it! Our experts have all the tools necessary to fully prepare you for your first stay in a dispensary. You will be able to challenge them, you will see!

The Training Process for Extended Role Nursing

May 2022

May 30th to June 25th

July 2021

July 4st to July 29th

August 2022

August 8th to September 2nd

September 2022

September 12th to October 7th

The Training Process for Extended Role Nursing

Theory and Practice

Mornings are dedicated to reviewing all the systems of the human body. Afternoons are devoted to situational exercises to apply knowledge and become familiar with the established protocols.

Spotlight on the Great North

A discovery of the Great North, its cultures, possible work locations and the indigenous communities where dispensaries are established.

Orientation Session

One week before the beginning of your mandate, an on-site nurse will accompany you during your first shifts and with your first patients.

You will be autonomous following the training for extended role nursing. However, you will still be able to count on the support of another nurse or an on-call doctor!

Preparing for the Trip

Concrete preparations and technical details on what to bring, where you will be staying and an overview of your daily and professional life.

Personalized and complete preparation for your mission

Four Week Course

A training program conducted over one month that covers all the necessary information. If necessary, Nordik Premier Health can arrange lodging accommodations if you live far from the training centre: inquire for more details!

Free training

In exchange for a four-week mandate (within three months of passing the final exam), which can be conducted at the location of your choice.

SOAP Method

This training is based on the proven and recognized SOAP method (Subjective, Objective, Analysis, Plan) for identifying and treating health problems.

I trust Nordik Premier Health. If something goes wrong, it’s easy to talk to an advisor, and action is taken quickly. Everyone calls you by your first name, they know you, they understand us, and we are part of a team !

Anne Desrosiers

Extended role nurse

I didn’t arrive there with a particular vision of the Far North. I just went there with an open mind and tried to have the best possible experience. Five years later, my attitude allowed me to build wonderful relationships and have a great Nordik experience.

Gabriel Lacoste-Piotte

Social worker

It’s a human-sized company, where we are all really treated like people. We are chosen for who we are. They aren’t looking for a certain number of nurses, but rather for individuals who fit well with Nordik’s values.

Caroline Zrouki

Extended role nurse

Other Available Training Courses

For all other health care professionals working in remote areas, we offer training and orientation to help you prepare for your new role and community.

Our support program includes the following components:

  • Spotlight on the Great North (or other remote areas)
  • Preparing for the Trip
  • Orientation Session (independent of location, as long as it’s your first experience).

Your Nordik journey

Interested in Extended Role Nursing?

Our training for extended role nursing is tailored to meet the unique challenges of the Great North. Nordik Premier Health offers a complete and personalized four-week preparation course for your mission, free of charge and based on the SOAP method.

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