Doctoral Nursing Student

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing

University of Manitoba


BIO – Vanessa Buduhan
My academic history begins in 1997 graduating from the University of Winnipeg with a BA (Psychology). Soon after, I graduated with distinction from the University of Manitoba’s BN program in 2000. In 2004, I completed my MN, also at the University of Manitoba. The program which focused on evidence-informed practice, ignited my passion for knowledge and its translation into practice. My thesis was titled Psychological Distress and Physical Symptom Experience in Post-Surgical Colorectal Cancer Patients.

My clinical interests include mental health, surgical and oncology nursing. I have worked as a Continuing Education Instructor (Surgery) in Winnipeg and as Regional Professional Practice and Academic Leader in Vancouver before taking and extended hiatus to raise my two daughters. I am now looking forward to continuing my nursing journey at the PhD level at the University of Manitoba.

Graduate Awards:

2019: University of Mantioba Graduate Fellowship Award
2002-2004: CHRSF/CIHR Evidenced Based Nursing Practice Chair Award
2002-2004: University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Award
2003 and 2004: Murphy Scholarship in Graduate Research in Oncology Nursing
2004: Nancie J. Mauro Graduate Scholarship in Oncology Research