"By creating this fund, the union is playing an active role in the continued development of skills and tools members need to meet the changing and challenging practice of psychiatric nursing." — Val Avery, HSABC President
Vancouver (07 May 2019) — Health Sciences Association of BC (HSABC/NUPGE) has announced the establishment of a $115,000 Professional Development Fund available to all registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSABC/NUPGE.
HSABC/NUPGE investing in RPN members continued professional development
“Registered psychiatric nurses are critical members of the health care team. HSABC/NUPGE recognizes the importance of continuing education for health care professionals who deliver important care in a specialized field of nursing,” said Val Avery, HSABC President.
"By creating this fund, the union is playing an active role in the continued development of skills and tools members need to meet the changing and challenging practice of psychiatric nursing,” she said.
Funds may be used to cover professional development courses and events. HSABC/NUPGE will cover the cost of tuition, registration fees, related travel expenses, books and materials related to professional development to a maximum of $1000 per application.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the fund is depleted.
The application form and fund guidelines are available on the HSABC website.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE