Award Recipient

Trinh Nguyen-Lu

Dr. Helen Preston Glass Award

Growing up as a second-generation immigrant in a single-parent household shaped my worldview and taught me values that have molded me into the nurse I am today. Since graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2014, I have worked in Emergency and Intensive Care settings. My role as an undergraduate nurse educator has allowed me to invest in the future of nursing practice. I aspire to do this by creating a safe and student-centered learning environments in skill and practice areas. I enrolled in graduate studies to explore some of the challenges nursing students face with skill acquisition and integration into their emerging clinical practice.

The focus of my research is on the education and evaluation of psychomotor skills among undergraduate nursing students, and how it impacts student coping and future transition to practice. I discovered my passion to become an academic researcher during the first year of the Master of Nursing program and soon realized that sustained change in nursing educational practice is driven by research. For this reason, I will be transferring to the PhD in Nursing program in September 2021.

I would like to thank the Canadian Nursing Foundation for supporting my academic and research pursuits. I am thrilled and honoured to be recognized as a CNF Scholar as the recipient of the Dr. Helen Preston Glass Award.

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