Award Recipient

Jaime Pentland

TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Award

I would like to extend my gratitude to the Canadian Nurses Foundation and its donors, as a recipient of the CNF TD Aboriginal Fund Award. While many high-school students are in debate with what they should do with their future, I was fortunate to know from my early childhood that I wanted to be a Registered Nurse. My inspiration to become a nurse came from my Grandmother, who graduated from Winnipeg General Hospital in 1943. She exemplified what it meant to be a nurse with her caring, compassionate and intellectual approach to patient care. After working three years in the Emergency Department, I felt a desire to further my scope of practice which has lead me to the start of my Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Program. Upon completion of the program my hopes are to relocate to a rural, remote community where I will work with high-risk populations to promote healthy lifestyle choices while managing acute and chronic disease. As a Canadian Aboriginal Woman, I am honoured with this award. Without generous donors I would not be able to pursue further education, and hope that each donor is aware that they are not only contributing to the individual’s education, but the improvement of health care within Canada.

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