Award Recipient

Justin Church

CNSA Practical Nursing Award

My decision to become a nurse was rooted in my passion for helping others. When I was in high school, I was able to participate in a work experience program in the Emergency Department at my local hospital. During this experience, I was able to see nursing as a profession where the passion to help others can be used in a lifelong career.  My nursing journey began with becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and I have continued that journey into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program to eventually become a Registered Nurse. By furthering my education, I am hoping to continue to grow in my knowledge and ability to make a difference in providing patient care. Nursing is full of its challenges and at times it has made me question my initial reasons for entering nursing. However, it is in the moments when I get to see the visible impact I have made in a patient through a smile across their face, or a shared word of thankfulness, that I am reminded of why I love nursing. My journey in nursing has been fulfilling and challenging and I am so grateful for the experiences it has brought me. I am looking forward to my career ahead and all the opportunities it has yet to bring.

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