The purpose of the fund is to assist in financing educational opportunities for current and future telehealth nurses and all HealthlinkBC employees. A joint committee between HLBC and the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) has been established to set application criteria. The fund would be administered by the BCNU.
The parties recognize that persons employed in the provision of telehealth services provide a unique service to the citizens of B.C. and other jurisdictions and, in turn, may require different skill levels to provide the desired quality of care. Rapidly evolving health system changes have created an impetus for finding innovative approaches to providing clinical and non-clinical telehealth services.
This fund is intended to support the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities that can be applied to the advancement and adoption of information and telecommunications technologies for the delivery of telehealth.
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All BCNU members and employees of HealthlinkBC are eligible to apply. Applicants should be able to state how the education program for which they are seeking a bursary will contribute to the advancement of telehealth.
There are no prescribed areas of education that are mandatory to qualify for bursaries from the Telehealth Fund. However, applicants must be able to clearly state how their desired training will develop their professional skills, how those skills will be integrated into their current or future area of nursing practice, and how they will advance telehealth.
There are no pre-established minimum or maximum amounts established for Telehealth bursaries. Applicants should clearly state the amount they are requesting.
Applications deadlines for Telehealth bursaries are:
Complete an online application
Once the applicant has been advised they have been approved for funding, they must submit the following by mail:
Verification can include:
Click here to follow instructions on how to apply http://telehealth.bcnu.org.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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