ORNAC and Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, Inc. jointly fund a bursary to assist perioperative nurses to furthering their education in areas that will enhance perioperative nursing practice. The Bursary is presented at the ORNAC National Conference or a Provincial Conference / event when there is an appropriate applicant and may be awarded in full or in part, dependent upon applications received.

Applicants must be a current member of ORNAC for two (2) years prior to application submission and disclose both the estimated costs of the program and the amount of any funding already received and / or committed up to the application deadline.The deadline for applications is March 1st of each year.

All applications are submitted to

Programs eligible for funding include:

  • Certificate or diploma programs if the primary focus of study is perioperative nursing (includes clinical practice, education, administration or research).
  • Baccalaureate nursing programs, including post-basic programs.
  • Master's programs related to health care, if the primary focus of the studies is perioperative nursing (includes clinical practice, education, administration or research).
  • PhD programs will be considered if the program is health care related and any research or field of study is focused on perioperative nursing

Note:   Funding is only available for tuition, not for salary replacement.

Eligible programs must be provided by an accredited educational facility and must be longer than 3 months in length.

Click here for the Bursary Application form 

Any questions or concerns please email

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