MUHC nursing student wins $10,000 scholarship

Twenty-three year old Jennifer Hamon is honoured to be the recipient of the Noëllette-Drouin scholarship from the Foundation de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ). “For the last two years, I have been working and studying full time to help with the shortage of nurses we are currently experiencing. It has not been an easy journey, and I am deeply touched that my hard work, perseverance, and dedication were recognized,” she says. 

The $10,000 scholarship provides financial support to two graduating students to help them complete their academic career and promote the recognition of the important role of the nursing profession in the Quebec healthcare system. Jennifer is in the final year of her bachelor’s degree at the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University and works on the surgical oncology unit (C-8). “This scholarship will have a significant impact on my education since it will help me continue my studies,” she says. “My dream would be to become a specialized nurse practitioner, and I would like to focus on gynecological oncology.” 

Alejandro Ramirez is the nurse manager on C-8. “Jennifer is a very well-rounded individual. We all have an excellent opinion of her, including patients and family members, in terms of her nursing practice, her comprehensive approach to care and her professional behaviour. She is enthusiastic, and a team player. Her hard work has paid off and I am sure of her success. We are lucky at the MUHC to count on Jennifer.” 

Congratulations Jennifer! 

Read the news release from the OIIQ here.