Using technology to educate northern nurses was the topic of discussion Thursday morning at the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association annual general meeting in Saskatoon.

Carol Bullin is an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Nursing.

She teaches courses in both Ile-a-la Crosse and La Ronge using robotic technology and says this enables students in these communities to take a nursing program they would previously never had the opportunity to.

“Would these students come to Saskatoon for their education,” she asks? “It’s not that they wouldn’t come but they can’t come. They don’t have the access and the things that come along with that. Not only geography, but life responsibilities.”

Technology is a major them of this year’s SRNA AGM.