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About the GHCENF

The GEM Health Care Educational (GHCENF) Nursing Foundation was created in 2015 by Gloria and Syed M. Hussain to aid employees of our facilities pursuing a career in nursing or to their children pursuing higher education.

Our main objective is to create higher standards of education and professionalism within our facilities and within the field of nursing in general. We also aim to improve our employees’ quality of life by alleviating the financial burden that tuition can have on families.

In 2021, initiated by Director of People Relations, Mahmood Hussain, GEM increased our investment to offer this bursary to two selected applicants per year. The GHCENF bursary can now cover up to two years course of study and up to $5000 per school year per selected applicant.

GHCENF 2021 Recipient Kathelene Lecciones

Who Can Apply?

Potential candidates include:

    • Current full-time employees at a GEM facility in Nova Scotia who are trying to obtain a higher nursing education. For example, a CCA/PSW trying to become an LPN. Or an LPN who wants to become an RN.
    • Internationally trained nurses who are employed full-time at a GEM Health Care facility and who are trying to obtain their RN or LPN license.
    • Children of a full-time employee at a GEM Health Care facility who are trying to obtain a college or university education.

2022-23 Education Funding: Now Open!

Deadline to apply for 2022-23 funding: Thursday, June 30th, 2022 at 5PM AST