First of all, I want to pay tribute to the man who has been sharing my life for nearly 20 years. We make a great team taking care of our four children as we encourage them to learn and reach their full potential. I thank him for being at my side in this wonderful endeavour of reconciling family life, work and studies. I also want to thank the donors and CNF for this excellent scholarship program!
The Rx&D scholarship for Nurse Practitioners arrived just in time as I had to stop working for a while to fully focus on my studies. This scholarship will be instrumental in helping me to complete my Masters of Nursing at Université du Québec en Outaouais with greater peace of mind.
My passion for improving the quality of patient care and my experience within the interprofessional team of the neonatal care unit at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont will inform my future practice as a Nurse Practitioner. I am aware that Nurse Practitioners are not the solution to all the problems facing the health system. However, I wish to play a part within a front-line care team and help patients find solutions to improve their health or find ways to live a fulfilling life with their condition. I also wish to improve family health in the Laurentians where the need for healthcare professionals is acutely felt.