Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (Value – up to $30,000)
The Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) are intended to provide funding to internationally educated nurses as they complete bridging training required to practise as a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse in Alberta. The bursary consists of the following:
- A non-repayable fixed incentive, set at $3,500 per student, to cover assessment, examination, criminal record checks, licensing fees, and program fees, etc.
- Tuition support varying between $2,625 and $12,000 per student based on the program in which the student is enrolled.
- Living expenses of $3,625 per term to a maximum of $14,500 based on the program in which the student is enrolled.