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We have a new bursary in our portfolio!

Registered Nurses who are currently enrolled in a program of graduate studies leading to a Master’s or Doctoral program with an emphasis on Nursing and Health Care Leadership/Administration will surely be pleased to know that, due to the generosity of family and friends, an in memory bursary, The Patricia Wadsworth Graduate Bursary in Nursing and Health Care Leadership/Administration is now available in 2018.   We lost Pat in 2017 and it was a great loss to BC’s nursing community and The Wadsworth Family are so pleased to have her memory live on through this bursary.  They would like to extend their thanks to all those who have supported its establishment.

To those 2018 applicants who have already sent in their application and would be eligible for consideration for this bursary, rest assured we will update your application.

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Exciting Bursary Program News!

After receiving close to 800 applications, 221 lucky recipients were the winners in our 2017 Bursary Program and received $235,000 – a banner year for the Registered Nurses Foundation!

We are pleased to let you know that the application timeline has now been changed to a longer time period with the hopes of reaching applicants enrolled in semesters other than the fall semester which was part of our previous

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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we tell you of the passing of a loved friend of RNFBC.  Pat Wadsworth passed away peacefully in Vancouver on August 16th, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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New “Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) McIlrath Bursary” Announced!

We are so proud and pleased to announce our newest bursary: The Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) Mcllrath Bursary.  This bursary has been set up through the generous legacy gift through the estate of her niece, Fern Irwin.

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Joan Doree Establishes New Bursary for Aspiring Nurses

Joan Doree celebrated her 94th birthday in January. Born in England in 1919, Joan moved with her family at the age of six months to Saskatchewan. Many years later, Joan would become an elected member of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia and hold two terms on the Board. Through her involvement in these activities, Joan is a founding member of the Registered Nurses Foundation of British Columbia (RNFBC) for the education and advancement of nurses.

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