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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.


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. For more information about this bursary including how to apply, please visit the Bursaries and Funding page.

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)

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. 

Conference Sponsorship​s

BCNU is proud to sponsor student nurses to attend conferences and events such as the BCNU Human Rights & Equity Conference, the Canadian Nursing Students' Association national conference, BCNU Convention and BCNU Practice Confere​​nce.

  • ​​CNSA National Conference, January 25-28, 2017

BCNU is pleased to sponsor student members to attend the CNSA National Conference, taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. One student nurse from each of the 16 regions will be selected to attend. If you would like to apply for BCNU funding to attend this event, please complete the application form below by October 28, 2016.
 
Updated: 2/23/2017 11:58 AM

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