The Susan Nelles Scholarship

Established by Susan Nelles Pine, B.N.Sc. '78, a courageous and devoted paediatric nurse, in memory of her father James Nelles, Meds '50 and her brother David Nelles, Meds '78. James and David Nelles were dedicated paediatricians.

In 1981, I was charged with 4 counts of first degree murder as a result of my position as a pediatric nurse in the cardiology unit at the Hospital for Sick Children. After a preliminary hearing, I was discharged of all charges and subsequently was compensated by the Provincial government for my legal fees. As a result, I wanted to recognize the contributions of my father and brother to the pediatric profession. Since we are all Queen's graduates, I thought it would be most appropriate to assist a pediatric nursing student in the pursuit of their career.