As the daughter of two dentists in Prince Edward Island, I knew early on that I was destined for a career in healthcare. Nursing intrigued me because it was such a versatile profession; where I could truly make an impact in people’s lives and have the opportunity to care for many different populations in various settings around the world. I have always held the belief that preventative healthcare and health promotive initiatives are the gold standard in clinical care. Currently as a doctoral candidate at Dalhousie University, I am able to leverage my research to develop an educational intervention that strongly aligns with my professional beliefs. My research focuses on examining how eHealth learning influences parental engagement in newborn procedural pain management. This innovative research seeks to empower parents from PEI by providing unlimited access to education that aims to enhance their capacity and confidence to care for their newborn baby.
I am proud the work I have been able to share across the world through presentations and publications, however none of that would be possible without the immense support of my supervisor, faculty, funders, peers, and loved ones. I am both incredibly honoured and motivated by the awards and distinctions I have received during my time in graduate studies. The substantial support that I have received from the Canadian Nurses Foundation Bianca Beyer Award will allow me to focus on my research to enhance the health and wellbeing of families across PEI. As a proud CNF Scholar, I aim to demonstrate the capacity of nurses within eHealth technology development and enhance the field of perinatal and pediatric health.