BC partners with nursing organizations, invests $12M to help internationally-educated nurses get licensed

The Government of British Columbia has announced new initiatives to help internationally-educated nurses (IENs) become licensed and work in BC’s health-care system. The provincial government is collaborating with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), and Health Match BC (HMBC) to consolidate provincially-based assessment processes, offer bursaries of up to $16K to help with assessment and upgrading fees, and create new nurse navigator positions to help IENs navigate the assessment and licensing process. “Internationally educated nurses entering B.C.’s health workforce are committed to their skills and vocation,” said Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors’ Services and Long-Term Care. “It inspires our government to do everything it can to support them and the patients they care for.” BC is providing more than $12M to support these initiatives. BC| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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