Grants &

Nursing Education Initiative

The Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) is an education grants program that supports nurses in continuing education to improve their nursing knowledge and skills.

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The Begin Program

The Bridging Educational Grant in Nursing (BEGIN) program assists PSWs and RPNs in investing in their futures. BEGIN provides tuition grants to students enrolled in PSW-RPN and RPN-RN programs, reducing the financial barriers for them to expand their nursing careers.

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Education Trust Fund

Each year, WeRPN offers a number of educational bursaries valued at $1,000 each to practical nursing students in first or second year across Ontario. The application deadline is October 31st.

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RNFOO offers a number of awards and scholarships annually for Ontario Nurses. To find out what you may be eligible for click here

In addition, RPNs may apply for the Nurse Innovator Award – Nurses with new and original ideas and methods can find financial support and mentorship to create the changes they imagine.

Canadian Nurses Foundation

The Canadian Nurses Foundation provides scholarships for nursing students across Canada. These scholarships are awarded based on merit and range from $750 to $10,000. The Canadian Nurses Foundation also provides full reimbursements for CNA nursing specialty certification and renewal exams. Successful completion of the exam must be completed within the year of application.

Student Awards Webinar

Are you a Practical Nursing Student looking for scholarship or award funding for your education?

Recently, WeRPN held an informational webinar to outline some of the scholarships and awards available to RPN students. We highlighted the opportunities offered by both RNFOO and CNF. Click here to watch the video of our webinar for more details and how to apply.

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