Advancing Neonatal Pain Care: Evidence, Pain Engagement and Advocacy

Title: Advancing Neonatal Pain Care: Evidence, Pain Engagement and Advocacy

Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST
Location: Virtual Rounds

Dr. Campbell-Yeo, RN, NNP-BC, MN, PhD, FANN, Professor and Clinician Scientist School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology and Neuroscience CIHR New Investigator, Scientific Director, Mom-Linc Lab, Dalhousie University

Learning Objectives:
Review the best evidence for effective neonatal procedural pain care. Discuss opportunities to increase parental engagement in neonatal pain care. Describe strategies to advocate for optimal neonatal pain care at the individual and institutional level.

Join Virtually:
Join by copy and pasting the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 91366 217076
Password: 217076

Join In Person: SHY D308 BLDG.

Questions or issues connecting? Email:

PHSA ESN Application Reminder – Closes November 30, 2023

Reminder to RN/RPN students that PHSA is still accepting applications for our Employed Student Nursing program. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2023.

Interviewing has begun for our December intake, so if they are hoping to start work as soon as this December, they should apply as soon as possible. Alternatively, they can still apply now for our Spring 2024 intake.

The programs accepting applications are:

  • BC Children’s Hospital – including Child and Youth Mental Health
  • BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
  • BC Cancer
  • BC Centre for Disease Control
  • BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

To qualify for our ESN program students must:

  • Have successfully completed your medical/surgical instructor-led rotation or relevant rotation in your program of choice
    • BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre requires students have completed their Maternity/Newborn Rotation and for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit they require successful completion of BCIT Neonatal Theory 1 and 2 (applicable to BCIT students).
  • Be a student member of the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) or are eligible for student membership (they can apply for this once successfully passing interview).
  • Have current certification in CPR

For details click Here

For FAQ click Here

Please send your applications or questions to

Booking Graduation Photos

Hello 4th year BSN students,

Book your graduation photography appointment:

September 5, 2023 – March 30, 2024 

You are encouraged to book early as these dates are open to all graduating students; weekends and evenings sell out fast.

If you have any questions, contact Artona directly at or use the live chat on

Student Services

Student Services | School of Nursing | UBC
T248 – 2211Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 2B5

UBC is located on the unceded traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nation

PHSA ESN Program – Applications Starting Soon

Application window opens next week: November 1 – November 30.

This year has seen a huge expansion for PHSA’s ESN program, and they are now accepting more ESNs than ever before, with the only requirement for most programs being that they have completed their Adult Medical/Surgical rotation prior to their intake/orientation date. Please note BC Woman’s Hospital & Health Centre still requires completion of a Maternity/ Newborn rotation.

The programs accepting ESNs this year are:

  • BC Children’s Hospital – Vancouver
  • BC Woman’s Hospital & Health Centre – Vancouver
  • BC Mental Health & Substance  Use Services – Sites across BC
  • BC Cancer – Sites across BC
  • BC Centre for Disease Control – Vancouver

Reminder that PHSA will have a small intake in December, so it is important they get their applications in ASAP so the hiring leaders can start shortlisting and interviewing.

Here is a link to the application page:

More details here

Have questions? Check out the FAQs

Questions and applications can be sent to


Providence Health Care ESN and ESPN Program

Providence Health Care’s Employed Student Nurse/Employed Student Psychiatric Nurse (ESN/ESPN) program provides third and fourth year RN and RPN students with professional opportunities:

Paid casual employment
Flexible work shift scheduling
ESN/ESPN role is supernumerary
Experience using an electronic health record
Full orientation and dedicated practice support
Hands on experience supported by experienced nurses
Working in a quaternary, academic, research institute
Consolidating RN/RPN knowledge and skills

Click here for more details

MHSU Virtual Open House

VCH mental health and substance use (MHSU) services are client-centered, goal-oriented, innovative, culturally safe, trauma-informed, involve families, and use psychosocial rehabilitation and harm reduction philosophy and practices. Clients and families can expect respectful, compassionate and competent care. Teams collaborate with clients and families to build on strengths, knowledge and interests to foster hope, growth, and empowerment.

To find out more about the information session, click here.

Nursing While Black in Canada (NWBiC) webinar for Black undergraduate nursing students

The Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) is hosting the Nursing While Black in Canada (NWBiC) webinar for Black undergraduate nursing students. The NWBiC webinar series highlights the experiences of practicing nurses and nursing students of African descent in navigating Canadian healthcare and educational landscapes. It also provides a platform for networking with nurses across Canada and fostering a supportive environment for education and practice.

Event registration link:

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email them at 


Last Chance to Submit Your Application for Year 4 BSN Student Awards (Deadline Extended to Oct. 10 at 7am)

Dear Year 4 BSN Students,

The BSN Program is accepting applications for a number of University Awards for Year 4 BSN students.These are merit-based University Awards provided to students at the recommendation of the School of Nursing / BSN Program, and the following conditions apply:

  • They are governed by University Awards campus wide policy, as outlined in the UBC Awards Calendar.
  • Undergraduate student awards based on academic merit will normally be given to a student who has a cumulative average of 75% or higher (with no failed courses).
  • Only 4th year BSN students are eligible for these awards (Currently in Term 4 – September / 2023W)
  • In addition to academic merit, these awards recognize volunteerism, community and/or family service, leadership, student affairs, extracurricular activities, and a commitment to the nursing profession or community, and the need for financial assistance.

To be considered for these awards please complete the BSN Awards Competition Application (Link to Survey Application). The survey will close at 7am PST on October 10, 2023. 

You will be required to use the following template BSN program award application list of activities  (also linked in the survey) to provide us with a list of your leadership, service & community engagement activities from over the last 4 years.  Please submit your completed document by following the survey instructions. 

Best of Luck!

Employed Student Nurse Program at PHSA


Across PHSA, Nurses provide specialty care in a variety of clinical environments, program and service areas across the province of British Columbia. Our Employed Student Nurse opportunities vary greatly in types of care, patients, environments, specialties and location, depending on the program.

Click here for more details.

Dear Students,

You are invited to “Closing the Gap in Pediatric Neurology” to be presented by Scott Ramsey, a candidate for the Assistant Professor Tenure Track position.

Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, September 26

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 (30 minute presentation followed by Q & A)

Location: School of Nursing, Room T206 (with hybrid option)

You are also invited to “Improving Access and Outcomes: Redesigning Health Services for Individuals with Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders” to be presented by Angela Russolillo, a candidate for the Assistant Professor Tenure Track position.

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, September 27

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 (30 minute presentation followed by Q & A)

Location: School of Nursing, Room T206 (with hybrid option)

The presentation will also be recorded for viewing later if you cannot make it, but you are encouraged to attend in person if possible.

We hope you can attend!

Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN

Professor and Distinguished University Scholar

Director, School of Nursing

Executive Director, Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC)

Life, Death, and Data: Imagining Possible Futures for Care Work in an A.I. Era

The UBC Vancouver School of Nursing is pleased to announce the 55th annual Marion Woodward LectureLife, Death, and Data: Imagining Possible Futures for Care Work in an A.I. Era, on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

Dr. Rae Walker joins us to speculate, question, and provoke discussion about care work and nursing’s commitments at a time when big data and A.I. are rapidly escalating against the backdrop of a global pandemic, structural oppressions and a climate emergency. Drawing on principles of design justice, data feminism, community accountability and consentful tech, we critically examine how we arrived at this moment, then turn to imagine new and more liberatory futures for care – of each other, our communities, and our digital bodies.

In-person & Webcast: Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • VIFF Vancity Theatre | 1181 Seymour Street | Downtown Vancouver


  • PANELISTS: Dr. Rae Walker, Dr. Fatawu Abdulai, Lori Block, Dr.Kristen Haase & moderator Dr. Vicky Bungay


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Rae Walker, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

REGISTRATION is now open.

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Musqueam First Nation Scholarship: Applications Due Sept. 15, 2023

To acknowledge the strong relationship UBC has with the Musqueam First Nation, the President’s Office has created a community-based scholarship for Indigenous students.

Valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to four years, the scholarship supports students from the Musqueam First Nation studying at UBC in their undergraduate, post baccalaureate (including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work), and graduate studies.

Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world.

Visit the following website for more information, eligibility requirements and submitting an application.

Applications are due: Sept. 15, 2023

UBC 23 24 Indigenous Student Building Connections Events

The UBC 23 24 Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Program is delighted to welcome Indigenous Students in Health Professional Programs to the Indigenous Student Building Connections events. We invite you to share a meal, do a crafting activity, learn about UBC 23 24, participate in some icebreakers, and build relationships with the UBC 23 24 team.
In-person Event
Online Event
Date: September 7th, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: SPPH 424, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver Campus
Food and refreshments will be provided.
Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Place: Online (Zoom)
A $15 SkiptheDishes gift card will be sent to participants to share lunch during the event.

Kind regards,
Student Services, sent on behalf of UBC 23 24 Team, Faculty of Medicine.

Self and Collective Care Series Evaluation – Research Project

Dear BSN students,

Elisabeth Bailey, Nassim Adhami, and Research Assistant Dar’ya, are working on a “Self and Collective Care Series” project and they would like your participation. The aim is to explore students’ experiences with the Self & Collective Care Series to improve future delivery of the program and help improve the experiences of future nursing students completing this series.

For more details, click here

Fraser Health – Employed Student Nurse Posting (RN/RPN)

Fraser Health is currently accepting ESN applications for the 2023-2024 fiscal year until July 7th.  Students may apply to our ESN posting # 32144 by accessing the posting on our careers website: .  Those who have submitted their application will not have the ability to submit a new application or change their preferences, however they can update their resume if needed.

Applicant resumes must be uploaded with information regarding their clinical placements and Employed Student Nursing experience (if applicable).  Information must include: placement area, site name, date completed, approximate hours.

We have opportunities in:

Medicine, Emergency, Pediatric Emergency, Surgical services, OR, PACU, Cardiac Care, High Acuity, Intensive Care, Rehab, Neurosciences, Long-Term Care, Maternity, Pediatrics (inpatient), Neonatal Intensive Care, Renal, Palliative Care, Oncology, Urgent Care, Home Health, Vulnerable Populations Outreach, and Mental Health and Substance Use Services including: inpatient psychiatry, MHSU high acuity, MHSU emergency, MHSU older adult, and child & adolescent stabilization. Matching to specialized areas may be subject to clinical experience and/or completion of related theory courses.

Please note, hiring fairs occur throughout the year.  Only those applicants who are eligible will be considered and may be invited for an interview.

All ESN applications are reviewed and matched based on multiple factors including fair, equitable and consistent processes. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, please let students know that we are not always able to provide regular status updates.  General inquiries can be sent to: