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Conference Sponsorships

The BC Nurses' Union is pleased to sponsor BCNU student nurse members from each of our 16 regions to attend the following events listed below. 

Applications will be scored and ranked based on submissions, this may include previous involvement with BCNU and a description of why you would like to attend the event.

In order to be eligible for conference sponsorships, you must be a nursing student in British Columbia, and you must be registered as a BCNU student member. If you are not yet a BCNU student member, please register here.

Canadian Nursing Students' Association
Western Prairie Regional Conference

October 28-31, 2021 
The competition is now closed. 

BCNU will be sponsoring four students from each of the 16 regions to attend the virtual Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) 2021 Western Prairie Regional Conference organized by Thompson Rivers University nursing students.  

The conference theme is Building Nurses Self-Care and Resilience and will feature engaging workshops to help soon-to-be nurses learn valuable coping skills so that they can be mentally prepared for their career. Organizers say that the conference will be focused on having more workshops and fewer guest speakers so that participants can learn new skills. 

Sponsorship includes the conference registration fee.

Sponsored students who attend the conference will be required to submit a 500-word summary or a 3-5 minute video detailing a conference workshop they attended, along with a selfie. These may be featured in BCNU promotional materials including the website, social media and BCNU 's Update magazine.

BCNU Nursing Professional Practice Workshop

BCNU will be hosting a number of online nursing professional practice workshops with local and global experts on a variety of themes this year. These will replace BCNU's nursing professional practice conference in 2021. 

This event does not require students to submit an application form. Students will be registered alongside regular members on a first come, first served basis. 

International Council of Nurses Congress 2021

November 2 - 4, 2021
Competition closed. 

Student nurses can submit an expression of interest (EOI) to attend this year's International Council of Nurses Congress 2021Nursing Around the World, taking place virtually November 2 - 4. BCNU will be sponsoring 16 student members (one per region). 

BCNU Convention 

Each year delegates and observers from across the province meet to do the union's business. It is an opportunity for students to connect with other student nurses, future colleagues and learn more about the workings of a union. 

BCNU will sponsor one student from each of the 16 regions to attend Convention.

Canadian Nursing Students' Association
National Conference 

Competition closed.

BCNU sponsored students from each of the 16 regions to attend the CNSA National  Conference 2021.  The conference was hosted by MacEwan University and the theme was Devitalizing Fears by Conquering Crisis: A Focus on Crisis Intervention. 

Human Rights and Equity Conference

The 2020 BCNU Human Rights and Equity Conference offered an opportunity to explore some of the significant social and political issues that have arisen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference brought nursing colleagues together to engage in dialogue on these and other related issues and to reflect collectively on how we can shape our future as nurses, health care workers and union activists.

BCNU sponsored one student from each of the 16 regions to attend this event. 

Updated: 9/20/2021 5:32 PM

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