As a PhD Candidate, I am honored and excited to receive a CNF award. This award will help fund my dissertation research for the completion of my PhD (in Nursing) at the University of British Columbia. As an RN who has worked in the acute care setting for over 13 years, I have become passionate about clinical research that focuses on understanding and improving outcomes for patients and their families. The knowledge and skills I have gained thus far has inspired me to work towards the goal of becoming a clinician scientist.
Along with my strong interest in further developing nursing research, I am also excited to embrace nursing leadership through role modeling, mentorship, and advocacy which are responsibilities that accompany advanced practice nursing. As a leader I hope my contribution leads to further development of a nursing culture that continues to value inquiry, evidence and best patient care. Finally, my graduate education has provided me with the knowledge and skills to contribute a nursing perspective when collaborating with multidisciplinary team members and address issues within our challenging and ever-changing healthcare environments.