Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary

Applications are now closed for the April 2024 intake. The application form for the April 2025 intake will be available in January 2025.

The Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary (ISNEB) is an initiative of the BCNU 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 an employed student nurse (ESN).

The ISNEB is $1,500 and is awarded annually. The bursary is inspired by Indigenous nurse leaders. Each year, ILC will dedicate an individual in whose name the bursary is being awarded. For 2023, the ILC is delighted to name Elder June Shackley, a retired BCNU member and a highly respected Indigenous nurse leader.


Eligibility Requirements
Application Process
Award Disbursement

If you have any further questions about the Indigenous Student Nurse Education Bursary, please email the Student Nurse Education Bursary team at

UPDATED: April 16, 2024
Teegan Stoudt

2023 Recipient: Teegan Stoudt

2022 Recipient: Candace Atwood

2021 Recipient: Renee Williams

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