It is with great honour that I accept the CNF NANB CNA Centennial Award.
As a registered nurse, I have worked in a variety of settings, both within and outside of the hospital. I enjoy working with patients and continually striving to improve my nursing practice through education. Three years ago, I decided I would return to university to pursue an MN degree as I felt that this would allow me to contribute to nursing research and education and hopefully have a greater impact on improving nursing practice. Since beginning my Masters degree, I have completed my course work and I am currently working to complete my thesis which focuses workplace bullying. I hope that through this work, I will be able to develop new knowledge around workplace bullying that will ultimately lead to helping to prevent bullying at work and improve health for working people.
In addition to working on my thesis, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a fellow MN student and professor to write a paper entitled Articulating the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in New Brunswick. I hope that this work has had a positive influence on CNS practice in both New Brunswick and elsewhere.
I would like to thank the CNF and NANB for believing in me and my application for this award. I am grateful and know that this award will help me make a difference in the lives of others through helping to improve nursing care.