Funded Projects

Nursing The Future

Nursing The Future Supported by CNF's Covid-19 Fund for Nurses (1)

The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) & Canadian Nurses Association (CNA-AIIC) have come together to help create a network of information and social connection for future and newly graduated licensed practical nurses, registered practical nurses, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses transitioning into professional practice roles for the first time.

“We have an opportunity to wrap our arms around our newest practitioners during one of the most challenging times in our contemporary health-care history,” said Duchscher, who is the project’s director.

Nursing The Future:


September 16, 2020 – Online platform to support nurses in development led by TRU faculty member

August 29, 2020 – New nurses on B.C.’s health front lines get more behind-the-scenes backup

August 23, 2020 – TRU faculty member leads national project to support nurses during pandemic

August 18, 2020 – Nursing the Future recognized by Academica Top 10

August 12, 2020 – Press Release (Learn more about Nursing the Future)

Research Study: Prolonged PPE Use on Nurses

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The Canadian Nurses Foundation is funding a study to better understand the impact of prolonged PPE use on nurses. Nurses are feeling the physical effects of wearing masks all the time.  That’s why CNF is supporting nurses physical and mental health by funding this study thanks to NeoStrata’s support of the Covid-19 Fund for Nurses.

“CNF is very pleased to support research that can reduce the risk to nurses at the front lines of this pandemic in a year where their health and protection is paramount,” says Christine Rieck Buckley, CNF CEO.

You are invited to participate in a brief survey studying Impact of PPE use on Canadian Healthcare Professionals. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. The aim of this study is to explore the impact of PPE use on Canadian Healthcare Professionals.

Please follow the link listed below to enter the survey.

For further information, please contact Lead investigator, Kimberly LeBlanc