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Professional Development


Christy Waisman, counsellor 

As a member of HSA, you've got access to special funding that can help you develop your skills and advance your career. Check this page regularly to find out about different funding, download application forms, and learn about deadlines.

 

TrAINING FUNDS FOR HSA MEMBERS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES PROFESSIONAL BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (hspba)

In September 2018, HSA announced a $3-million Professional Development Fund made possible by a contribution from the BC Ministry of Health. The fund is aimed at supporting members of the health care team to undertake professional development to increase specialization, improve health care service to rural and remote areas of BC, and meet ongoing requirements for professional development. The fund is available to health science professionals who work under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association collective agreement.

This fund is in addition to the education leave and funding provisions negotiated in collective agreements covering HSA members.

For additional information, contact PDFund@hsabc.org

TRAINING FUNDS FOR HSA'S REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSES IN THE NURSES' BARGAINING ASSOCIATION (nba)

HSA has established a $115,000 Professional Development Fund available to all registered psychiatric nurses who are members of HSA. This funding may be allocated to the cost of professional development courses and events, which can include tuition, registration fees, related travel expenses, books and materials, to a maximum of $1000 per application. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the fund is depleted.

How to apply

To submit an application, please review the eligibility and funding guidelines, and complete the RPN Professional Development Fund Application Form found here: 

RPN Professional Development Fund Eligibility and Funding Guidelines
RPN Professional Development Fund Application Form

Completed applications, as well as fund inquries, can be sent to: rpnpd@hsabc.org

Please note that sucessful applicants will be required to provide receipts for all expenses.