Award Recipient

Stephanie Cabacungan

RBC Diversity in Nursing Fund Award

I am an internationally educated nurse from the Philippines and practiced as a Registered Nurse for six years in the intensive care unit and dialysis unit. I came to Canada in 2011 and got an equivalency for registered practical nurse license in 2012.  Getting my license as a registered nurse in Canada meant I needed additional nursing education.

I have always been passionate about helping others and somehow make a difference in the lives of those whom I provide care. I feel that nursing as a career is very fulfilling.  It is a calling, thus, I am making great efforts to achieve my aspirations.

It is quite hard to be in a new country with limited funds to pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse. I am very fortunate to have been awarded the Canadian Nurses Foundation RBC Diversity Scholarship.  At present, I am completing a program to bridge for RN and with this financial aid; I am steps closer to my goal.  As a CNF scholar, I will strive even harder to realize my wish to become an RN and pay it forward to the patients in my care.  I am very grateful to the Canadian Nurses Foundation and RBC, the donor, for giving their confidence and believing in my ability.  Thank you for this opportunity.

Help Our Nurses

Make a donation to support more nursing research, scholarships and nurses across Canada.

Follow Us

Contact Us

The Canadian Nurses Foundation welcomes all inquiries.

Address Canadian Nurses Foundation
135 Michael Cowpland Drive
Suite 105, Kanata, ON K2M 2E9 Canada
Telephone: 613-680-0879
Toll Free: 1-844-204-0124
Skip to content