The past few years have been tough on Canadians. There have been economic, environmental, societal and healthcare challenges that have had significant impact on livelihoods and lifestyles. The resiliency of our country, and our supports have been tested. One particular segment of our population who have been tested more than most are nurses and nursing students.
From coast to coast to coast, the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) understands there are challenges faced by those in the nursing profession and those hoping to enter it. These challenges are limiting the impact nurses could have on improving the lives of Canadians.
CNF is prepared to address these challenges, and those that have yet to emerge, by providing solutions to improve the care Canadians receive. Investments by CNF in recruitment, retention, mental health support, skill development and nurse-engaged research programs will focus on improving health outcomes. A vibrant, healthy Canada relies on a well-resourced nursing community.
CNF is focusing on these needs through Healing Healthcare and its four pillars. Within each pillar, funding will be provided to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion in all programs.
Advancing Nursing Education
Increase the number and value of annual scholarships and bursaries. Providing support to candidates of Specialized, Baccalaureate, Master and Doctoral levels of education and ensuring support to underrepresented populations.