NBNU has negotiated an Educational Assistance Fund within the collective agreements. One fund is negotiated with the Treasury Board for the Nurses in Part III and Nurse Managers & Supervisors. The other fund is negotiated with the NB Association of Nursing Homes for nurses in the nursing home bargaining unit. (The fund is designed to assist nurses who are furthering their education through university courses, conferences, workshops and other programs.)
The Nurses Part III and Nurse Manager & Supervisors Education Assistance Committee disburse $500,000 each fiscal year. Nurses requesting financial assistance through this fund must first apply listing the courses being applied for. The courses must fall within the government fiscal year of April 1 to March 31. Deadlines to submit applications for the Educational Assistance Fund are February 28, May 28, August 28 and November 28.
The Nursing Home Educational Assistance committee disburses funds three times a year. Nurses requesting financial assistance through this fund must apply and must be submitted to NBNU by February 15, June 15 or October 15 of each year. The courses must fall within the calendar year in which the applicant is applying, and applications must be submitted within a year of course commencement.
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