Arlene Bourassa Nursing Scholarship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
After visiting the NICU and meeting staff at Royal Inland last year, local philanthropist, Arlene Bourassa approached the Foundation with the idea of funding a nursing scholarship specific to this department. She is passionate about contributing to family-centred care for infants at RIH. Arlene also supports a nursing scholarship in the area of pediatric oncology at the University of Calgary.
Eligibility: Open to Registered Nurses (RN) who are currently employed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Royal Inland Hospital or, are currently being supported by Interior Health to complete their NICU specialty training. Eligible professional development opportunities include NICU specialty training as well as other education supported by the NICU leadership team applicable to care offered in the unit. Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to nursing in the community of Kamloops.
Pictured: Local philanthropist, Arlene Bourassa with Sarge and Willow at her ranch outside Kamloops.