CNF TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund Award
I feel truly honoured to receive the CNF TD Aboriginal Fund Award. This generous scholarship will really help me out financially as I proceed into my fourth year of the BSN program. Upon much self-reflection and the support of my family, I decided to follow my dream of becoming a nurse – where I can truly make a difference in others’ lives. This involved going back to school full-time for four years; I was (and still am) up for the challenge. It was amazing how everything fell in to place as I knew and still know this is where I am meant to be at this point in my life. I feel truly blessed. I reflect on Mother Teresa’s quote, “Do no great things, only small things with great love.” By becoming a nurse I am attaining the knowledge in order to care for people in a way that I always dreamed I could. Although all of my clinical experiences thus far have been great, I have been most drawn to maternity – helping new moms, new dads and new babies. I am also drawn to the Aboriginal population. I enjoy building relationships with the people and learning about who they are, where they are. I also have administration and management experience that is a part of who I am. My hope is to somehow merge these areas. I trust the right opportunities will present themselves as I journey through my career as a nurse.