Apply to Nursing Student Summer Employment Program

Health care facilities across the Island offer summer employment opportunities for nursing students to work in the public health care sector and in fully licensed private nursing homes. 

*Program is subject to change based on budget approval. 

Am I eligible to apply?

You must be returning to school in the fall and must be legally entitled to work in PEI to be eligible.

You are eligible to apply if you are a nursing student who has completed at least one year of a recognized Bachelor Degree in Nursing Program or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Diploma Program.You must be re-entering your educational program in the upcoming academic year to be considered eligible.

If you have not completed your first year by the start of the summer, please apply for summer employment through the Health Care Futures Program

What is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

What type of work experience should I expect?

Staff in the facility will supervise and coordinate your job duties. Best efforts will be made to provide a placement that complements your educational program and preferences. You must indicated your preferred work site from the list of available options. The list of available work sites is subject to change. 

What is the rate of pay?

Student rates of pay will be as follows: (subject to change)

Students who have successfully completed:

  • first year (including LPN students) will receive $13.08 per hour; 
  • second year will receive $13.75 per hour; and
  • third year will receive $16.25 per hour.   

If selected, when will I start work?

You will be employed full time (37.5 hours per week) and may be required to work evenings and weekends.

How long will the application form take me to complete?

The application form should only take a few minutes to complete, given you have the required information readily available before starting the application. You will be asked basic contact information; education information; job and work site preferences; recent employment and relevant volunteer experience; and employment or volunteer references and their contact information. 

A resume is not required.

When will I know if I have been selected?

All applicants will be notified on the status of their application. Applicants will be notified by email no later than the end of May of the application year. 

Please note: you must provide a Criminal Record Check prior to the employment start date. Some facilities require employees to adhere to a dress code policy.


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Department of Health and Wellness

Recruitment and Retention Secretariat

3rd Floor, Sullivan Building
16 Fitzroy Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 620-3872
Fax: (902) 620-3875