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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. 

The Student Nurse Education Bursary is awarded once per year. 

Eligibility Requirements:
  • a student nurse as of September 15
  • a BSN student nurse in 2nd or 3rd year of a direct or advanced-entry nursing program
  • an LPN student nurse in 2nd year
  • an RPN student in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a nursing degree or diploma program
  • 1st year LPN accelerated program
  • Canadian-educated individuals completing a registered nurse re-entry program
  • internationally educated nurses completing a registered nurse practice program
  • a British Columbia resident
  • not currently employed as a student nurse
  • intent to stay & work in BC post graduation as a nurse
  • a student member of BCNU - membership is free. Sign up NOW!
  • if you have already signed up, but do NOT have your BCNU Student ID number, email the BCNU membership department. Your application will not be processed without your BCNU Student ID number
​You may only receive funds once. If you have already received help from the bursary, please do not reapply.

 Application Process
  • Complete an online application.
  • You must provide us with your social insurance number (SIN) for tax purposes.
  • We accept applications from early January to September 15 of each year.
  • Application deadline is September 15 of each year. The Committee will randomly draw eligible applicants for the bursary after the deadline, provided the bursary fund is sufficient.
  • Approval letters to randomly drawn bursary recipients will be sent by email in mid-October. Please ensure you check your junk mail folders as well.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Nurse Education Bursary email at or the BCNU finance department.

 Award Disbursement

Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements stated above will be entered into a random draw for the bursary. Successful applicants will be notified with instructions and a copy of expense form. Proof of program enrollment (letter from school, receipt for tuition paid, or a copy of your transcript) is required to be submitted along with the completed expense claim form before funding is released.​

Note: Student Nurse bursaries are available regionally and may not follow the above eligibility criteria.
Updated: 9/16/2021 9:06 AM

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