Special Competition - Nancy Llewellyn Pediatric Nursing Bursary

One continuing education bursary is awarded to a Registered Nurse who exemplifies the professional attributes of Nancy Llewellyn RN and who intends to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. The purpose of the bursary is to assist nurses currently working in pediatrics to pursue a continuing education activity directly related to their practice, teaching, and/or management role. Programs may include a BN or MN program, conference, course or certification program.

Value: $500 
Special Competition Application Deadline: February 29th, 2024


  • Notifications will be sent via email using the address provided in your application. Please be sure to provide an email address that you check regularly.
  • If your application is successful, the Trust will reimburse the amount of your bursary after you submit the required documentation.
  • Bursary amounts may be adjusted based on the confirmation of your expenses.
  • Due to an increase in the number applications, we are no longer able to respond to individual requests for information regarding the status of an application.

Who Can Apply

Applications are accepted from Registered Nurses who: 

  • exemplify the characteristics of Nancy Llewellyn, RN
    • caring and dedicated to nursing,
    • outgoing personality and demonstrates and enthusiasm and joy for life,
    • sensitive to the needs of children and especially understands their fears,
    • demonstrates a positive attitude towards a child's ability to heal and overcome illness, and
    • demonstrates verbally and non-verbally to children and their families gentleness, kindness and compassion.
  • have worked in pediatrics for at least 1 year and intend to pursue a career in pediatric nursing in NL,
  • have not received a Trust award in the past 2 years
  • are members in good standing with CRNNL, and
  • are members of the Newfoundland & Labrador Registered Nurses' Education & Research Trust.


  • All CRNNL registrants with a current practicing license are members of the Trust. CRNNL registrants with a current non-practicing membership can become members of the Trust by paying the $10 Trust membership fee. 
  • Preference will be given to applications from current practicing members. 

How to Apply

Please review the Application Requirements document before you begin the application. The requirements for supporting documentation are outlined in the document.

Applications must be completed using the Special Competition Application Form

Late applications will not be considered.

Supporting Documentation

In order for your application to be considered complete, one reference from a nurse in a leadership position (e.g., manager, supervisor, etc.) who can speak to your motivation and initiative with regard to you nursing practice and how you demonstrate the qualities of Nancy Llewellyn must be received by the application deadline. 

If your application is successful, you will be required to submit verification of eligible costs (e.g., receipt for tuition and/or exam fees) and proof of attendance (for conferences) or proof of successful completion of the certification exam, course or program in order to claim your bursary. Any additional documentation requirements will be outlined in the notification email you receive from the Trust.

Selecting Recipients

The Trust Awards Committee will rank the applicants on the basis of the following criteria (in order): 

  • personal statement,
  • reference, 
  • financial need (as determined by whether the applicant has received funding from other sources; personal financial information is not used).

Have Questions?

Please see the Tips & FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions and advice on completing your application. If the information you require is not listed there, please use the Online Contact Form to send us your question.