I have been an LPN since 2005 and my nursing journey has been exciting and fulfilling. I am taking the next step to increase my nursing knowledge base to continue to serve individuals, families and communities. I am honored to have been selected to receive TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Scholarship. This scholarship will benefit me in two great ways. First, receiving the award validates my educational endeavour and all the hard work and commitment I am putting forth to complete the nursing degree program. Second, receiving the award will relieve financial costs related to supplies and travel to attend clinical placements (which for me are conducted in anther province). The second benefit noted is most important to me because I have a family for which I am a sole provider for and the added cost of attending clinicals is a huge burden; therefore, it is with great appreciation and gratitude that I am a successful candidate for this award. Upon completion, I am going to focus on Aboriginal Health initiatives, programs and services; to be a part of the healing and revitalization of the Aboriginal people as they move forward towards better health and recovery from historical trauma.
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