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Employed Student Nurse Program

The Employed Student Nurse Program is a provincial program that provides opportunities for Registered Nursing (RN) and Registered Psychiatric Nursing (RPN) students to receive paid employment by working in supernumerary casual positions under the supervision of a RN/RPN.

For 2012/13 SJGH Employed Student Nurse (ESN) positions will be posted on our website as individual postings. To be eligible for an ESN position RN/RPN students must have successfully completed the consolidated practice experience at the end of second year.

RN New graduates are encouraged to apply to vacancies of interest to: .

Note: Current employed student nurses do not need to reapply.

Please check the Professional Practice website for additional information/updates.


Benefits of the ESN Program

Program evaluations show these benefits of the ESN Program:

  • Opportunity for students to consolidate their skills and gain confidence in their practice
  • Less time needed to transition into RN/RPN positions
  • Students are better prepared for jobs than other graduates
  • Clients and families receiving care and services benefit from the additional nursing services provided
  • Nursing teams benefit from the vitality and energy ESNs bring to their positions
  • Opportunity for students to defray their tuition costs or student loans.

Who can apply?

RN and RPN nursing students who:

  • Have current CRNBC student membership
  • Have current BCNU membership
  • Have current Certificate in Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Are currently enrolment in a recognized School of Nursing (RN or RPN)
  • Have completed year 2 in a BC Collaboration of Academic Education in Nursing program (or equivalent)
  • Are willing to be placed in areas of organizational need
  • Have had positive reference check(s) completed
  • The number of hours per ESN is 275 hours

More information will be posted regarding the number of ESNs we will be accepting and the areas in which we will be placing ESNs.

Please continue to check this website for updates and postings.


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