Dr. Pertice Moffitt is the Manager, Health Research Programs, North Slave Research Centre/ Aurora Research Institute in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT).
She teaches undergraduate students in the BSN program (Aurora College); and graduate
students as a Sessional Instructor, MN Program Athabasca University. She is an evaluator
for accreditation reviews with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).
She has lived and practiced nursing in Canada’s north for over 25 years. She received a
PhD in Nursing, University of Calgary; MN, University of New Brunswick; BSN,
University of British Columbia; and, a diploma in nursing from Victoria Public Hospital,
Fredericton, New Brunswick. She also completed an internship for health science
researchers in Potchefestrom, South Africa July-August, 2011.
She is a Past President, Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association and a
former Board Member Canadian Nurses Association. She is currently Chair, Professional
Conduct Committee of the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories
and Nunavut. She is a Past-President of the Canadian Association for Rural and Remote
Nursing, past Board Member of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS),
and currently a member of CRHRS. She is an activist against family violence and is a
member of the Coalition against Family Violence in the NWT.
Dr. Moffitt extends her academic work in international and circumpolar settings. She has
been an external reviewer for graduate student’s thesis in Australia and South Africa. She
has taken nursing students to nursing practicums in Norway and provided lectures to a
new Masters in Rural and Remote Nursing in northern Norway. She is partnering in Sami