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Canadian Nurses Foundation Launches TYLENOL® Fund to Advance Diversity in Nursing and Health Equity Research for Black, Indigenous and People of Color

19 scholarships will be awarded to eligible post-secondary nursing students and researchers
Applications closed March 15, 2022

OTTAWA (ON), February 24, 2022 /CNW/ – The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) today announced a philanthropic partnership with Johnson & Johnson Inc., makers of TYLENOL®, to advance diversity among nursing students and researchers. The TYLENOL® Fund to Advance Diversity in Nursing and Health Equity Research for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color will provide 19 scholarships to nursing students and researchers for academic years 2022 and 2023. Successful applicants will receive scholarships ranging from $3,000 for $10,000 based on their post-secondary degree, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

“We are honored to partner with TYLENOL® to provide valuable funding for two consecutive years to each nursing scholarship recipient,” said Christine R. Buckley, RN, CEO, Canadian Nurses Foundation. “This scholarship fund supports our mission to invest in excellence in nursing and our commitment to strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion within the nursing community and the healthcare system.”

TYLENOL® is a longtime partner of CNF and has become the founding sponsor of the CNF COVID-19 Fund to support nurses through Canada during the pandemic. “We are extremely proud of our continued partnership with the Canadian Nurses Foundation, which now allows us to support CNF’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within the nursing community and of the health system,” said Cory PriceManaging Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health (Canada)1. “The TYLENOL® Fund offers scholarship opportunities that will help accelerate efforts to advance diversity within the nursing profession, while making a significant investment in health equity research to better represent Black people. , Indigenous Peoples and People of Color in Canada.”

The fund will help advance post-secondary education opportunities at all degree levels for nursing students who are Black, Indigenous and of color, and provide funding to nursing researchers who are exploring strategies to improve the access to culturally appropriate care and improve recruitment and retention of nurses. professionals from these underrepresented communities.

Eligible nursing students and researchers are invited to apply through March 15, 2022. For more information and to apply, go to https://cnf-fiic.ca/bourses/.

About the Canadian Nurses Foundation

Celebrating 60 yearsand anniversary, the Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class health care in Canada by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research and by recognizing professional merit in from Canada nurses. We offer over 100 scholarships in support of nursing education for students across Canada bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. levels. By investing in nursing education and research today, we can prepare for tomorrow’s health care challenges. To visit cnf-fiic.ca and join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

1 Cory Price is employed by Johnson & Johnson Inc.

SOURCE The Canadian Nurses Foundation

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