I have just completed my first year as a nursing student at the University of Saint-Boniface. I can proudly say that I can’t see myself being as engaged in any profession as much as I am in nursing. The nursing profession has always been dear to my heart. Take your Kids to Work Day, held province-wide allowed me to spend a day as a grade 9 student in the Operating Room of the St. Boniface Hospital. This was a revealing moment knowing that a career in nursing was for me. The time I spent job shadowing a nurse was empowering and inspiring. From that day forward I knew what my calling was. I long to help others, and this is what I plan to do in the near future.
Balancing school and work can be very challenging. Thanks to the CNF TD Aboriginal Scholarship Award, I’m able to pursue my academic goals with much diminished financial stress. This kind of support frees up time for my studies, and it is great encouragement to continue working tirelessly. I aspire to make the aboriginal community proud. I’d like to influence my colleagues with my appreciation for aboriginal culture and positive outlook on diversity. I plan on completing my bachelors’ degree and to enter the work force locally. I do plan to further my education after gaining experience, specifically obtaining my masters in nursing. I can’t wait to be a nurse and to impact others’ lives in a positive manner, just like this scholarship has impacted mine. I am delighted to be a CNF scholar!