BND Member Receives UAlberta's Stinson Award for Nursing

Edward Cruz, a Philippine-trained RN based in Toronto, Canada, received the Dr. Shirley Stinson Award for Nursing for 2013. Valued at CAD$2000.00, the scholarship grant is awarded by the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing to a graduate student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the field of nursing history by publishing his paper, “Nurse Training and Nursing Education in the Philippines During the Spanish and American Periods,” in the Philippine Journal of Nursing. He co-authored this paper with the famous Canadian nursing historian, Dr. Pauline Paul (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies at UAlberta Faculty of Nursing), and Philippine nursing leader, Dr. Deogracia Valderrama.

He is currently working on a second manuscript, “Nursing in Ontario: The Path to Professionalization, 1874 – 1922,” which he is also co-authoring with Dr. Paul. Edward, who earlier earned a PhD from Niigata University (Japan), is pursuing his second PhD (Nursing) at the University of Alberta. His dissertation focuses on the transitioning experience of internationally-educated nurses who attended bridging programs in Canada as a pathway to nursing registration.