We have received the much-anticipated Ministry of Health funding renewal for the WeRPN Nursing Education Initiative (NEI).
NEW Bridging Educational Grant In Nursing (BEGIN) Program Launched
WeRPN has partnered with the Ontario Ministries of Health and Long-term Care to deliver the Bridging Educational Grant In Nursing (BEGIN) Program.
Entry-to-Practice (REx-PN) Exam
Effective January 4, 2022 there is a new entry-to-practice exam for those applying to become a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario. The exam will test for the knowledge, skills and judgment nurses need at the beginning of their careers.
WeRPN partners with the Ministries of Long-term Care and Health on the Bridging Educational Grant In Nursing (BEGIN) Program.
The BEGIN Program is part of the government’s commitment to recruit nurses to the Long-term Care and Home & Community Care sectors.
“Nursing is challenging and makes you think.”
“Making a difference with every client.”
“Being an RPN is like being a participant in a patient’s journey.”
Scope of Practice
The College of Nurses is moving forward with important changes to RPN scope of practice by June 2020. Here’s what that means in practice.
Nursing Career Laddering
While the number of RPNs in Ontario continues to grow each year, our province is currently experiencing a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Personal Support Workers (PSWs). Now is the time to expand opportunities for nurses to career ladder to RN.
Building a Health Human Resource Strategy
If we want to continue to build a 21st-century health system, government needs to work with health stakeholders toward a comprehensive and integrated health human resources strategy.
“WeRPN has been wonderful at advocating for the scope, role, and practice of RPNs. They’ve also been very helpful in helping to facilitate conversations.”
Jen Calver, WeRPN member