Employed Student Nurse (ESN) Program
ESN Applications for 2021-2022 are now closed. Thank you for your interest!
The next ESN intake will be for 2022-2023. Please check back in December 2021 for more information.
Earn while you learn! Hands on experience with pay: Our Employed Student Nurse (ESN) program is designed to provide up to 300 hours of hands-on experience with pay. Our ESN educators support you through your transition from student to nurse and work with you to identify a career path that works for you. These hours will help you consolidate your theory and clinical skills, build on your nursing practice and participate as a team member. In many cases, you can also apply your earned seniority towards your first RN/RPN job with us.
As an ESN you provide direct nursing care to both stable and unstable patients/residents/clients appropriate to the level of education and training you have received to date in your nursing program. Our program is unique and the ESN opportunities are different depending on the geographical location from small towns to major cities.
Thank you for your interest in the Employed Student Nursing Program at Vancouver Coastal Health.