Continuing Nurse Education Fund

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CNEF funding is provided by Yukon Health & Social services through an annual Transfer Payment Agreement with the YRNA. These funds are administered by YRNA's Education Fund Management Committee ( "the committee").

The purpose of these funds is to provide support to eligible Yukon RN/NPs who are pursuing continuing education in order to maintain or enhance their knowledge, skills, and competency with due regard to meeting the health care needs of the Yukon in the most efficient and effective manner. Funding priorities will reflect the YRNA vision of nursing practice as broad, holistic, and encompassing all nursing domains: direct care, administration, research, education, and policy.

Continuing education includes, but is not limited to:


Applications for less than $200 total expenditure will not be considered. When reviewing applications, the committee will be mindful of the funds available as well as the following factors:

Registration & Residency

Applicants must be practising members of YRNA who are full-time residents with a minimum of 6 months of residency within the past 12 months

Previous Funding

Applicants will be limited to one application per funding intake, up to a maximum of four applications annually. Priority for funding will be as follows:


Priority will be given to applicants who are employed by a Yukon employer on a full-time equivalent basis in the Yukon. Absent special circumstances to be adjudicated at the discretion of the CEO and/or the Registrar, applicants who work less than 975 hours per membership year are not eligible for funding.

Nursing Related

Priority will be given to courses/programs which are most closely related to nursing and deemed to improve practice and health care delivery in the Yukon.

Note: CNEF funding will not be used to fund courses considered mandatory by employers. It is expected that employers will take responsibility for such costs.


Priority will be given to applicants whose course/program is completed within the 3 months prior to, or the 6 months immediately following the current review deadline. Applicants with a start date more than 3 months from the funding intake will not be considered eligible and should reapply during the next funding intake. Applications for education that will take more than 12 months to complete should be submitted in smaller increments (i.e. by semester or course).

Program Location

Highest priority will be given to courses/programs offered in the Yukon. Second priority will be given to courses/programs offered elsewhere in Canada, either on-site or virtually. Applications for out-of-country programs must be accompanied by program information indicating lack of availability within Canada and will be given lowest priority.

Application Deadlines

Funding deadlines are quarterly as follows: May 31, August 31, November 30, February 28(29 on leap years)