Struggling to pay for her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Ruether says the award she received in 2010 and 2011 allowed her to complete the accelerated stream of the program.
Upon graduating she began working as a nurse in Fairview, before landing her dream job as an emergency room nurse in Grimshaw. Ruether excelled in her role and quickly became integrated as part of the ER team.
Two years ago the young nurse made the decision to further her education and enrolled in the Master of Nursing program through Athabasca University. Ruether is set to finish her program in December and will graduate with her Masters/Nurse Practioner degree.
“My deepest thanks the Community Foundation board, and the donors! I have gone farther than I ever would have imagined with the support that I have received!” she says.