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Jovina Concepcion Bachynski, recipient of the franca tantalo bursary (graduate level).

Thank you to the CANNT Board of Directors for selecting me to be the recipient of the 2011 Franca Tantalo Graduate Bursary Award. It is with great pride and honour that I accept this award. I am currently pursuing a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Field) degree at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. As of this writing, I am in the last term of my studies.


I obtained my baccalaureate degrees in psychology and nursing from the University of Toronto in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Since then, I have held both clinical and non-clinical positions in nursing. After a stint in peritoneal dialysis, I have largely devoted my nursing career to hemodialysis. I am currently working as a vascular access coordinator in the William Osler Health System nephrology program. I obtained my nephrology certificate from Humber College in 2000 and my CNA certification in nephrology in 2002.

The decision to pursue graduate studies in nursing was born out of my commitment and passion to excellence in nephrology nursing. Patients with chronic kidney disease have complex health and illness needs. It is my intent to apply my MN/NP degree to provide leadership and mentorship, and sharing my knowledge and expertise to advance quality care in this patient population. I can only hope that such aspirations are reflective of Ms. Tantalo's spirit within which this award was given.

Jovina Concepcion Bachynski, recipient of the Franca Tantalo Bursary (Graduate Level)

By Jovina Concepcion Bachynski, RN, BScN, CNeph(C), Vascular Access Coordinator, William Osler, Brampton, ON

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Title Annotation:Sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care
Author:Bachynsk, Jovina Concepcion
Publication:CANNT Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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