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Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary

The Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary is an initiative of BCNU's Indigenous Leadership Circle. The bursary reflects the union's ongoing support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's 94 Calls to Action; in particular, the call to increase the number of Indigenous professionals in health care.

In November 2020, the provincial government released a report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous Specific Racism and Discrimination in BC Health Care. Echoing the call to action raised by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the report made it clear that BC needs more Indigenous nurses to help foster a culture of safety in our health care system.

This bursary is open to Indigenous BCNU student members who are studying to become LPNs, RNs and RPNs, including those currently working as employed student nurses (ESNs).

The Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary award is $1,500 and is awarded once annually.

Applications closed on April 15 at 4:00 p.m. 

If you have any further questions about the Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary, please email the Student Nurse Education Bursary team at sneb@bcnu.org.

Updated: 4/16/2021 11:33 AM

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