Award Recipient

Jennifer Fesciuc

TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Award

My name is Jennifer Fesciuc, I am currently in my fourth and final year of the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) through the University of Saskatchewan. To me nursing means being able to help anyone that can not help themselves. My reason for choosing nursing as a career path is to be able to give back to my family, and community. I have always been passionate about caring for others, I have a general concern for every person that I meet, and I know that is why this program is perfect for me. I have some influential people in my life who have worked in health care settings, and they have given me guidance into the nursing program. I have in turn been able to give guidance to future nursing students as an Aboriginal nursing mentor and leader. I am incredibly interested in community health nursing, being someone who has overcome adversity to succeed in the NEPS program, I want to be able to help others succeed and advocate for themselves. I would like to focus on the needs of Aboriginal people and in turn give back to my community. The road I have travelled to get where I am now shows me I am capable of overcoming adversity in the academic world. I was once told that I would not be able to succeed in post-secondary education and now with the completion of my program, I will move on to the next career goal: my masters. Being a recipient of the TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Award is an honour. This award will help to take away the financial burden that school brings, as well as go towards my living expenses while doing 12 weeks of final practicum this coming Fall.

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