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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 as a series of bursaries to employees of our health care 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 upon families.

In 2021, initiated by Mahmood Hussain, Director of People Relations, we are proud to offer a pioneering educational fund here in Nova Scotia. GHCE has increased our investment in our community of employees, now offering a bursary to two selected applicants per year which could cover a 2-year course of study and up to $5000 per school year.

Who Can Apply?

Potential candidates include:

    • Current full-time employees at a GEM Health Care Group 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.

2021-22 Education Funding

The deadline to apply for education funding for the 2021-22 year has now closed.

Deadline to apply for 2022-23 funding: TBA