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As a student nurse, you're the future of health care and the future of BCNU! We want to help you prepare for a smooth transition from school to work. We also want ​to help you understand what it means to be a union member and work under a union contract. Become a student member​ ​of BCNU! It's free, and you can attend meetings, apply for sponsorship opportunities, receive the Update magazine, and more.

Conference Sponsorship​s

BCNU Convention
Each year delegates and observers from across the province gather to do the union's business at the annual Convention. If you would like to apply for BCNU funding to attend Convention, you need to complete the online application form, which will be made available closer to the date. 

unding includes registration, travel, and accommodations where applicable. Please note that only BC students are eligible for this funding.

Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) 
The 2018 CNSA National Conference is taking place in Nanaimo, BC, January 23 - 27, 2018 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.  

BCNU sponsors a student member from each of our 16 regions to attend.  The BCNU student member sponsorship application has closed for 2018. 

Human Rights and Equity Conference
BCNU will hosting our annual Human Rights and Equity Conference from November 30 – December 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. 

BCNU sponsors a student member from each of our 16 regions to attend. The BCNU student member sponsorship application has closed for 2017.

Student Nurse Education Bursary

This fund is open to student LPNs, RNs and RPNs who are BCNU student members. Students currently working as employed student nurses are not eligible. The bursary is funded by donations and fundraising at BCNU's annual convention from vendors, members and regions. For more information about this bursary including how to apply, please visit the Bursaries and Funding page.

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)

Starting in January 2015, students graduating from a registered nursing program will be required to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which replaces the CRNE. This is a much different exam than the old CRNE and students who entered nursing programs four years ago were not expecting to write this new exam. There are resources available to prepare students to write the exam. Note that internationally educated nurses who apply for registration in BC may be required to write the NCLEX-RN —​ contact CRNBC​ for more information. 

Updated: 11/10/2017 5:00 PM

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