Renewal of RBC Diversity in Nursing Fund for Internationally Educated Nurses for 2010-2011  

Canadian Nurses Foundation is delighted to announce that this fund has been renewed for the academic year 2010-2011 thank you, RBC!

Administered by the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF), the RBC Diversity in Nursing Fund provides scholarships to internationally educated nurses (IENs). The scholarships will subsidize the cost of bridging programs, including language training, enabling IENs to apply for their licence/registration as a Registered Nurse in Canada.

Scholarship Value The fund has a total value of $25,000.00 which will be distributed at the rate of $1,500.00 per term for a maximum of two terms per student. Second term funding will be released upon proof of successful completion of the first term, and proof of registration and acceptance into the second term of the program for which the assistance was provided.

First term: From September to December 2010 Second term: From January to April 2011

Eligibility criteria

The applicant must:

1. Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status

2. Be studying in Canada at a Canadian university or college

3. Have a letter from the Canadian academic institution, confirming that her/his credentials have been reviewed and that he/she would be eligible to apply for licensure/registration as an RN in Canada, if the specified additional educational requirements were met.

4. Have been accepted and registered as student of a re-entry nursing program offering the required educational components by September 2010.

Previous recipients who have completed two terms of their program are eligible to apply for third and fourth term funding if it is needed.

To apply

Check the CNF website http://cnf-fiic.ca/Scholarships/InternationallyEducatedNurses/tabid/111/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2010.

Applicants will be informed of results by end of June 2010. Funds will be distributed in July and December of 2010.