Choose Your Specialty
We offer employer-paid education programs for our experienced registered nurses. In addition to 100% employer-paid tuition, books and wages while in training, you will step into a permanent full-time position once you’ve successfully completed your program.
Intakes for these programs occur two to four times a year.
Critical care: Intensive care and post-anesthetic recovery, and cardiac
High acuity: Medical/surgical areas
Neonatal intensive care unit
- Rural Perinatal
- Rural Emergency & Trauma
Two years’ recent experience in acute medical/surgical nursing
Current practicing registration with CRNBC
For additional information, please contact Recruitment Services at 604-675-2500, or email: Recruitment.Inquiries@vch.ca
Practice Education & Transition Support
Our programs can help get you started – or started again – to ensure success in your chosen profession. We know that the transition from student nurse to registered nurse (RN) is a big one. To make the transition as smooth as possible, our programs offer the flexibility needed to meet personal learning needs through our following programs: Employed Student Nurse program, New Grad RN/RPN program.
Employed Student Nurse program
The Employed Student Nurse program is an employment opportunity for third and fourth year nursing students to practice skills, integrate theory with practice and gain experience. These supernumerary positions provide additional help, sharing of knowledge and new energy to areas participating in the program.
New Grad RN/RPN program
Vancouver Coastal Health’s New Grad Program provides new RN/RPN graduates with learning opportunities that encourage confidence and competence as students transition to new graduate practice. This program is offered to RN/RPN’s who have graduated in the past 12 months.
Educator Career Pathway
VCH has partnered with government, education, labour and other health authorities to develop the Educator Career Pathway.
The Educator Pathway is an exciting opportunity for our RNs and RPNs who have a passion for education. Develop your knowledge and skills in teaching and learning! This unique opportunity allows VCH nurses to:
Develop education knowledge and teaching skills in staff nurses and educators that will increase their capacity to support learners and learning within the clinical practice areas of the organization.
Develop, implement and evaluate a curriculum that provides a pathway for those with a desire to focus their career in nursing and nursing education.
Build education capacity and career mobility in both the health care workplace and schools of nursing.
Establish infrastructure to develop and sustain an integrated practice education model and cross-sectoral knowledge and skill transfer.
Frontline Leadership Certificate program
The Frontline Leadership Certificate program has been helping our frontline leaders develop capacity since 2005. The program is designed to stretch the participant’s leadership in areas of effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and delegation, managing through change and engaging employees. It develops the techniques to lead with confidence within the VCH work environment, whether in residential, rehabilitation, community or acute care settings. The course is intended for our frontline leaders who are relatively new to their leadership role and are currently supervising staff.