Award Recipient

Emanuelito Tomas

CeraVe Skincare Scholarships for Diversity and Equity

If you were to ask me, “Why I become a nurse,” it would be hard to answer that question in one quick sentence. After graduating with a biology degree from the University of Manitoba in 2015, I moved to Edmonton for work. After three years, I craved a drastic career change. I wanted a career that would allow me to challenge myself, work with diverse populations, and create meaningful change by utilizing different pockets of my knowledge and experiences. That’s what I found in nursing. When I began my nursing journey at MacEwan University, I intended to pursue a career in addictions and mental health. During my second year, I realized that I would also be interested in working in cardiology, oncology, and palliative care specialties. This past spring, I was hired as an Employed Student Nurse at the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital, a remote rural site in Northern BC. This experience has enhanced my nursing knowledge and practice and contributed to my confidence and competence as a novice nurse. I also found it to be a meaningful experience as I could provide continuity of care to the community and utilize different pockets of my knowledge and experiences. As a result, I am now interested in working in rural and remote communities.

As I continue my nursing journey, I am confident I’ll continue to grow and develop my nursing practice.

Thank you so much, CNF and CeraVe, for awarding me this scholarship and designating me as a CNF scholar.

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