Thompson-Nicola Regional Library Welcomes TRU Nursing Students as Community and Health Navigators

Kamloops, BC – February 2, 2024 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) is excited to bring a new level of community service with the arrival of three third-year nursing students from Thompson Rivers University. These nursing students will become Community and Health Navigators, connecting patrons with community resources and referral to agencies.

The Community and Health Navigators will provide support on health-related topics by:

  • Offering personalized consultations, in-person at the Kamloops Library or over the phone, to help patrons navigate local resources to meet their physical, mental, spiritual, cultural, and social needs.
  • Hosting “Coffee & Conversations,” a drop-in session designed to foster community connections and share information about health-related topics and available resources.
  • Facilitating a Seniors Wellness Clinic at the North Kamloops Library, providing blood pressure checks, tips, and information on how to improve quality of life through areas such as sleep, diet, and social connections.

All these services are free for library patrons.

“The complex web of community, social and health resources available in our communities can be incredibly challenging to navigate. These Community and Health Navigators will reduce barriers to accessing resources by providing personalized referrals and information,” says Colleen Kennedy, Branch Head for Kamloops Library. “As an important community hub and key source of information in our community, the TNRL is striving to reduce barriers. We are delighted to have these nursing students joining us to help make that possible.”

Nursing students will complete their work in the library mid-March. 

To book a consultation and to find additional details about this program, visit:, or contact the Kamloops Library or North Kamloops Library directly.

Media Contacts:

Colleen Kennedy, Kamloops Library Branch Head
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Tel.: 250 377-6322

Margo Schiller, Manager of Kamloops Libraries & Engagement
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Tel.: 250 214-8267

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