Award Recipient

Eilis Weber

CNSA Practical Nursing Award

Nursing is a fulfilling and rewarding career and I’m honoured to be selected as one of The Canadian Nurses Foundation scholarship recipients.

My nursing career began in high school when I started working part time at a Long Term Care Home. It was there I learned of the need to support our elderly as they have supported us.

From there I went out west to complete my diploma, where I stayed and worked with an inspiring group of doctors that helped to shape the nurse I am today.

In 2019 I returned to complete my BScN at The University of Western Ontario. During school I had the privilege to be part of a medical team through the Rotary Club of Stratford that travelled to Nicaragua to provide medical services to remote communities in great need of support.

When COVID began the demand for acute care nurses grew and I started working in Medicine at Clinton Hospital with an amazing group of nurses.

Recently I started Travel Nursing which has given me the opportunity to see not only different areas of nursing, but also different areas of Canada.

In future, I hope to further my education in some way to help bridge care gaps in rural communities especially for the vulnerable and the elderly.

I am committed to continual learning in my field. I am dedicated to constantly improving my practice in order to provide the best care for my patients, and be a valuable member of the nursing community in Canada and beyond.

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