Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN)
Selection Process and Bursary Payment Timeline
Funding will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants.
The first bursary payment will be issued once RhPAP has verified the eligible applicant’s full-time enrolment at a participating post-secondary institution and the applicant has signed a return-of-service contract. This payment will consist of the $3,500 fixed incentive and 50% of the tuition and living expense support.
The second bursary payment will be issued upon the successful completion of the bridging program or within 12 months of the first payment (upon confirmation of continued good standing within post-secondary institution), whichever happens first.
The BIEN program was made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.