Award Recipient

Derek Rothe

Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada Award

I was drawn to the nursing profession for many reasons. I knew I wanted to work with people and I was drawn to the medical field as I am a naturally curious person. After working in long-term care as a health care aide in high school, I decided nursing would be a good fit for me. I have never regretted my decision. Nursing is a profession that allows me to be inspired by my patients and colleagues on a daily basis, and a career that gives me the opportunity to always be growing as a person as well as a professional. I have been especially lucky to have spent most of my time as a Registered Nurse in the specialty of oncology. I have been fortunate to work in both outpatient and inpatient oncology settings and have had the honor of walking alongside patients and survivors in their cancer journey. I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Help Our Nurses

Make a donation to support more nursing research, scholarships and nurses across Canada.

Follow Us

Contact Us

The Canadian Nurses Foundation welcomes all inquiries.

Address Canadian Nurses Foundation
135 Michael Cowpland Drive
Suite 105, Kanata, ON K2M 2E9 Canada
Telephone: 613-680-0879
Toll Free: 1-844-204-0124
Skip to content