Katherine Sainsbury

Katherine SainsburyI am entering the second and final year of the accelerated BScN at the University of Toronto.  Prior to this degree, I also completed a BSc from McGill University, and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University.

Prior to nursing school, I worked as a policy analyst at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  However, it was in my role as a volunteer at both the Hospital for Sick Children and at Camp Ooch where I saw the difference a nurse can make for their patients on a day-to-day basis.  I love that this profession allows you to have a direct positive impact on others.  One of the reasons I’m passionate about nursing is that it involves advocacy for individual patients, clients, and families, as well as broader health care issues.

Upon graduation, I want to work in a NICU or pediatric ER, and hope to use my position as a nurse to help fight for women’s reproductive rights.

I am honoured to receive the Johnson & Johnson Award, and I want to thank the CNF for their support.