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Member Education Bursary

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This fund is open to all members, including employed student nurses.  Applications for this bursary that have been received since the April 15, 2017 cut off date have automatically become part of the September 15, 2017 intake.


​What courses qualify? 

  • Post-basic clinical seminars, programs or conferences
  • Courses to enhance specific skills 
  • Courses to allow a change in practice (e.g. long-term care nurses moving to acute care)
  • Specialty training 
  • Career laddering (e​g. PCA to LPN, LPN to RN)
  • Courses leading to a post-secondary nursing degree  
  • English upgrading 
  • ​Upg​rading relevant computer skills upgrading 

* Other courses may also qualify. Contact BCNU for more information.

How to apply
​​Members must approach their employer first to seek other funding. If the course is a job requirement your employer must pay the costs (see your PCA Article 35 or Public Service Master Agreement Article 23.01).​
 
​Funds are for education expenses in the current calendar year only (eg. if the conference or course is in 2017, you can only apply in 2017).  However, if your course starts anytime after the September 15th intake but is still in the same year, you must apply by no later than September 15th to be considered. Your social insurance number (SIN) is required for income tax purposes.
 
Please complete the online application to apply for this fund.
  • NOTE: to access the form, you must login to the BCNU Member Portal. If you have not yet registered, please sign up now.  Application deadlines are April 15 and September 15, 2017.
Funds are only for tuition, related text books, conference registration and mandatory course fees.
​​Travel and any other expenses will not be reimbursed.
 
Award Process
The maximum award will be based on the funds available.​

Applications open in early January of each year. There are two deadlines per year: April 15 and September 15.

The BCNU Bursary Committee reviews applications each May and October.
 
​Preference will be given to first time appli​​cants.​  If you have applied for and received this bursary in the past you are not eligible to apply again.  

Approval letters will be sent by email in early May and early October. Please ensure you check your junk mail folders as well.
 
Payment
Successful applicants must complete and mail to BCNU an expense form and verify their enrolment in a qualifying program (verification can include a letter from the educational institution, verification of fees or tuition paid or a transcript).  No electronic copies or facsimiles will be accepted.

Approval of expenses is based on the course(s)/conference(s) described in your application. Only receipts relating to the application submitted will be accepted.
Updated: 6/29/2017 4:12 PM

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