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.
BCNU Practice Conference - Thursday, September 13, 2018BCNU sponsors a student member from each of our 16 regions to attend our Practice Conference in Vancouver. Watch for the BCNU student member sponsorship application coming soon.
Human Rights and Equity Conference - Friday, November 30, 2018BCNU sponsors a student member from each of our 16 regions to attend our annual Human Rights and Equity Conference in Vancouver. Watch for the BCNU student member sponsorship application coming this fall.
The 2018 CNSA National Conference took place January 23 - 27, 2018 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.
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.
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.
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