Eaton Foundation Award

I am honoured and grateful to have been selected to be the recipient of the CNF Eaton Foundation Scholarship.  This award will greatly assist the completion of my Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.  Reduced financial strains will support my desire to strengthen my knowledge and broaden my education scope in a field which is continuously developing.  Within the first year of my nursing education, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to care for a variety of patients from medical, surgical, and obstetrics units.  Such experiences have provided me with a greater appreciation to the lives of those I care for and the profession.  I am now one step closer to my interest and goal of providing care to patients in the emergency department.

Through volunteering as a medical first responder, I have learned to manage high stress situations with providing first aid.  I believe the critical nature of the emergency room will provide a challenge to strengthen my time management, communication, and patient care skills.  It is important to be able to provide safe care in such a high-stress and quick-paced environment.  Thank you for the generosity of the CNF and donors, and the acknowledgement of my efforts and passion.