Employed Student Nurse Program

The Employed Student Nurse Program enables you to gain clinical experience in health care facilities in special paid part-time or part-year positions.

These positions are supernumerary - positions that are in addition to the unit's normal staff complement. You work under the direction of a nursing unit manager or designate. 

The program was launched in 2001 following negotiations between BCNU, student nurses, employers, educators and the Registered Nurses' Association of BC. They created a job description to match the skills and knowledge of third and fourth year students.

The rules governing the program are set out in the Memorandum of Agreement for Employed Student Nurses. It is re-negotiated in each round of provincial nurses' bargaining.

To apply, contact the Human Resources Departments of the different health authorities to find out if positions are available.

UPDATED: April 18, 2024
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