Award Recipient

Laura McDonald

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.

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