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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 ESN@phsa.ca

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

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.

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:

https://careers-fraserhealth.icims.com/jobs/32144/employed-student-nurse-%28esn%29/job .  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:  EmployedStudentNurse@fraserhealth.ca.