Originally created in 1984, there have been additional donations from the Alumnae Association, former graduates, and from the proceeds of sale of the VGH Manor. The Alumnae Association is pleased to be able to provide funding for graduates and now their children as they continue to develop in their careers.
The Vancouver City Hospital Training School for Nurses commenced in 1899. The name was changed in 1902 to the VGH Training School. A combined UBC/VGH nursing program commenced in 1919 and existed until 1958 when UBC implemented its own undergraduate program. In 1989, a collaborative nursing program was established with the UBC School of Nursing. The last VGH class graduated in 1991. Until May, 1998, the students graduated with a BSN degree from UBC. At that time, VGH withdrew funding for the collaborative program. The school graduated 8,768 new nurses over 99 years.
Who can apply: Specific, NRN, RN
Area of Study: Baccalaureate Program & Advanced Education
Bursaries Awarded in 2020: 17
– Enrolled in baccalaureate program or post-education.
– Graduate of VGH SON or UBC/VGH collaborative program (Required proof: Photocopy of diploma or degree).
– Descendant of a grad of VGH SON or UBC/VGH collaborative program (Required proof: Photocopy of the graduate’s diploma and/or letter of explanation including relationship to the graduate).