Award Recipient

Gabriela Peguero-Rodriguez

Tylenol PhD Award

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a fascination with nursing. When I was only 9 years old, I attended my cousin’s birth against everyone’s advice. Since then, my interest in nursing has only grown. As a registered nurse, I worked for almost five years in an emergency department in Quebec. During this time, I realized how necessary the nursing profession is to the healthcare system and how much it has the potential to propose innovative solutions to the various problems it faces. Therefore, I undertook a master’s degree in nursing because I wanted to contribute more actively to the improvement of current practices. Having discovered a strong interest in research, I had the opportunity, after the first year of my master’s program, to fast track to the nursing doctorate program at the University of Ottawa.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate. My doctoral research study focuses on the transition of caregivers in the context of a senior’s transfer from a nursing home (NH) to the emergency department (ED). Finally, since May 2020, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, which allows me to share my knowledge and the value of the nursing profession with the next generation of nurses.        

I would like to sincerely thank the Canadian Nurses Foundation for their support of my doctoral research through the Tylenol® Fund to Advance Diversity in Nursing and Health Equity Research Scholarship.

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