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 long term care facilities. Students have the opportunity to gain meaningful nursing work experience while contributing to our health care system and services.

The application process is open to on-line applications from February 4, 2019 to March 15, 2019.

* Program is subject to change based on budget approval. 


Am I eligible to apply?

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be:      

  • 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; and
  • re-entering your educational program in the upcoming academic year.

NOTE: If you will not have completed your first year of a recognized Bachelor Degree in Nursing Program or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Diploma Program by the start of the summer 2019, please apply for summer employment though the Health Care Futures Program

You are not eligible to participate in the program for more than two years

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications for 2019 have closed. 


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 nursing educational program and preferences. You must indicate 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 $13.43 * per hour;
  • second year will receive $14.05 * per hour;
  • third year will receive $16.55 * per hour.   

* (based on 2018 student rates of pay)

If selected, when will I start work?

The third year nursing students start employment in early July 2019 and the other nursing students start in mid June 2019. You will be employed full time (37.5 hours per week) and may be required to work evenings and/or 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 in May of the application year. 

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

Applications open February 4, 2019.
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General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness

Recruitment and Retention Secretariat

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

Phone: 902-620-3874
Fax: 902-620-3875