Louise Baptiste

Director of Indigenous Initiatives

Faculty of Nursing


Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2018

BN (Distinction)

Athabasca University, 2016

Practical Nurse Diploma

Bow Valley College, 2004

Contact information


Professional Faculties : PF1240


  • NURS 289 - Inte Nurs Roles & Prac I: Learn, Praxis & Scholarship Practicum Setting - Fall 2019
  • NURS 389 - Inte Nurs Roles & Prac II: Learn, Praxis & Scholarship Practicum Setting - Winter 2020


Research Interests

  • Indigenous Health/Education
  • Nursing practice-vulnerable populations, Indigenous peoples, geriatrics
  • Cultural Safety


Louise Baptiste joined the University of Calgary in August 2017 as a nursing instructor, and the Director of Indigenous Initiatives with a focus on student supports and community outreach. She has a strong commitment and passion for nursing education geared towards health promotion, social justice, and Indigenous health. She has previously served on numerous committees related to Indigenous health, and volunteered as a student mentor. Currently she is serving on the Advisory Task Force on Indigenous Initiatives for the Faculty of Nursing. Louise was a recipient of the 2016-2017 Indigenous Graduate Award from the University of Calgary.


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