Section: Culture, Race & DiscriminationUnderstanding Mi'kmaq Women's Experiences Accessing Prenatal Care in Rural Nova ScotiaBurns, Laura BScN, RN; Whitty-Rogers, Joanne PhD, RN; MacDonald, Cathy PhD, RNAuthor Information St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Correspondence: Laura Burns, BScN, RN, 25 Bay Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2G4 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: April/June 2019 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - p 139-155 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000248 Buy Metrics Abstract Indigenous women experience a higher incidence of maternal complications compared with non-Indigenous women. Despite this, little is known about access to prenatal care for Mi'kmaq women in Nova Scotia. The intent of this study was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of Mi'kmaq women's experiences accessing prenatal care. The findings from this study highlight key implications for nursing practice such as promoting the nurse's role in supporting and advocating for Mi'kmaq women's health and for providing culturally safe care. This research will highlight that access to prenatal care is a complex issue for some women. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.