October 2023

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: http://www.phsa.ca/careers/nursing-careers/employed-student-nurse-program

More details here

Have questions? Check out the FAQs

Questions and applications can be sent to  ESN@phsa.ca.


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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nursing-while-black-in-canada-nwbic-webinar-series-part-1-tickets-664940233137

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email them at communications@pcanad.ca 


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.