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Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) Student Sponsorship Application 2018The 2018 CNSA National Conference is taking place in Nanaimo, BC, January 23 - 27, 2018 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The application deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1700.
Please do not register until you have been approved. BCNU does not reimburse registrations completed through the CNSA website. Apply now
Human Rights and Equity ConferenceBCNU will hosting our annual Human Rights and Equity Conference from November 30 – December 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.
BCNU sponsors a student member from each of our 16 regions to attend. What does it mean to live our values as nurses and health care workers, and as members of our union? What does it mean to be an ally in the struggle for equity and justice? Join BCNU members in dialogue, thought and action as we consider these questions and our individual and collective responsibility to each other. The application deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1700. Apply Now
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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