Monday, March 30, 2015

Student Nursing Positions with Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health is passionate about providing learning and career opportunities to nursing students in and around the City of Vancouver. 

Student nurses can apply for the Employed Student Nurse program that provides employment for students between classroom semesters. The program provides up to 350 hours of paid hands-on experience in a clinical setting.

Successful applicants become part of the VCH team. This experience helps student nurses bring their theoretical and practical lessons into the workplace. They can apply their clinical skills in a rewarding environment where every shift is a learning opportunity.

Student nurses are also able to earn a decent wage during this unique employment scenario. This gives students an opportunity to pay down their school costs.

Beside an excellent opportunity for skill development, student nurses are also able to build up their seniority. With more hours on their VCH record, applicants are able to secure permanent positions quicker than nurses who took their summers off or worked in fields outside of healthcare.

Co-workers, from summer employment positions, often become valuable contacts once students graduate. As mentors, or simply friends, co-workers consistently pass on their knowledge. Often these professionals provide more insight than a classroom teacher. 

Interested applicants need to be currently enrolled in a British Columbia nursing program, have finished 2nd Year, have successfully completed the Adult Medical-Surgical Rotation, have certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and meet all the recruitment screening requirements proposed by the Vancouver Coastal Health Career program.

The 2015 intake has already been decided but hiring will resume at the end of 2015 for the summer of 2016. Bookmark the Vancouver Coastal Health Employed Student Nursing website to keep abreast of the positions available.

For help with your NCLEX prep, contact PRIMED Educational Associates and get set for a career in one of the most rewarding fields available to young professionals.