Dr. Dorothy Kergin Award
Em Pijl-Zieber, BScN, MEd, RN teaches community health nursing theory and clinical courses in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Her community health practice background includes working with marginalized inner city and First Nations populations as well as seniors. In her graduate work, Em explored culturally relevant curriculum design for First Nations students in the health professions. Through her doctoral studies, Em is currently exploring community health clinical education delivery models and finding ways to enhance student learning in the undergraduate community health experience. Em is passionate about preparing students for community health practice. Em is grateful for the generous support of the Canadian Nurses Foundation as she pursues her studies. The nursing profession is poised to make even greater contributions to the health of Canadians and through enhancing community health clinical education and mobilizing students to make a difference in their communities, Em believes that the health of all will be positively impacted.