CMTN Foundation funds 32 entrance awards of $1500 for new nursing students

Dec 07, 2022

nursing-awards-2022Terrace, BC — In response to the shortage of essential healthcare workers in our communities, the CMTN Foundation will provide entrance awards to all first-year nursing students for the Fall 2023 academic year. 

“The pandemic was really hard on the nursing profession. The months of stress and exhaustion experienced by nurses have certainly affected the views of people wanting to go into the profession. Yet, healthcare remains critical in all the communities we serve,” says Dr. Titi Kunkel, Vice President, Academic, Students and International. “This foundation award is great news! We hope to help people train here and remain in our communities doing this important work.” 

Each student who registers for the first year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Coast Mountain College, and remains in their studies past the stable enrolment date of September 20, will receive a one-time entrance award of $1500. The award will cover nearly 40% of the first year’s tuition. Applicants can also apply for other awards and bursaries to further subsidize their studies. 

“Traditionally, the Bachelor of Nursing has been a very popular program, but these days nursing programs across the province are struggling to fill seats as people opt to work in the hot employment market or pursue other vocations. This past fall we saw a decline in the enrolment of new nursing students joining the college, so we felt the need to encourage students entering nursing. These entrance awards are a tangible way we can support this program,” says Yvonne Koerner, Executive Director of the CMTN Foundation.

In addition to awards and bursaries, nursing students are eligible to apply for on-campus housing in Terrace for $600 per month, which includes all amenities. This low-cost housing helps keep living costs substantially below what they might be in other parts of BC. 

Applications for the Fall 2023 intake of the nursing program are open until March 30, 2023. For more information on admission to the program, contact or visit



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