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Every year, the Canadian Nurses Foundation gives out more than $270,000 in scholarships and bursaries to advance nursing practice and knowledge in Canada. Our scholarships are awarded based upon merit. We believe that supporting Canada’s best and brightest nurses will ultimately lead to superior patient outcomes and a stronger Canadian health care system. As Canada’s only national nursing foundation, we proudly accept applications from students across the country, in all regions of Canada.

CNF Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications are now CLOSED. Applicants will be informed of results by the end of June. Applications for 2020-2021 will open November 2019.

Scholarships Application


CNF Certification Application

The online 2019 Certification Application is now open June 15th to December 31st, 2019. You may apply only for the cost of the exam fee, not including tax or test center fee or for the cost of certification renewal. . Please note changes to the Certification Awards process. The application now requires your uploaded résumé in PDF format, and completion of a brief “Tell Us About You” text field.

Certification Application