The Student of Distinction award honours a current undergraduate nursing student who has made significant contributions acting as a change agent, resource and mentor within their undergraduate nursing program. This student also shows active involvement in RNAO regions/chapters/interest groups.
As a student who began in a science program at Western University six years ago, Huda Mohamed never thought she would transition into nursing. However, the leap of faith that she took in pursuing this profession has been “one of the best decisions in my life,” she says. “I am inspired every day by the leadership demonstrated by nurses and the positive impact they have on patients, communities, policy and health care.” Huda’s involvement with the Middlesex-Elgin Chapter of RNAO began in her first year of the nursing program, when she learned about the organization through Western’s student nursing association. Invested in the mission of RNAO, she decided to join as a student representative, focused on recruiting other students to join to enhance their knowledge on the association and the profession. “I am grateful to be nominated for this award, and I hope to continue to be a change agent and to inspire others to make positive change in policy, health care and the nursing profession,” she says.