Becoming a nurse was not a preconceived decision. I rather discovered the nursing profession through my personal and professional experiences, both good and bad. I have now been working for eight years in critical care nursing, where my expertise and my passion lie.
Shortly after graduating with my bachelor degree in nursing, I completed the New Brunswick Critical Care Nursing Program (NBCCNP) and began my career in the intensive care unit. My clinical practice in this setting raised my awareness of the many challenges faced by intensive care patients, especially when they are on respirators.
To improve the nursing care of patients on respirators, I enrolled in the Masters of Nursing program at the University of Ottawa. In the fall of 2017, I graduated with my masters degree, obtained my Critical care nursing certification from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), and began doctoral studies in nursing at the University of Ottawa.
I am grateful to the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) and the New Brunswick Nurses Association (NBNA) for granting me a PhD nursing scholarship. This financial support will allow me to pursue full-time post-graduate studies while making me a more productive researcher.