The State of Nursing in Ontario: A 2022 Review
WeRPN is pleased to be able to provide you with a toolkit to assist you in taking action to advance the policy priorities we have identified in consultation with the RPN community in Ontario.
Nursing Retention Bonus
WeRPN NEI (Nursing Education Initiative) Funding Renewed
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.
Dianne Martin, WeRPN CEO, speaks to Ontario RPNs about WeRPN’s advocacy at Queen’s Park
Hear from Dianne Martin how WeRPN is positioning our major requests of government.
WeRPN meets with MPPs to deliver solutions to RPN recruitment and retention
WeRPN's Advocacy in Action efforts with MPPs.
WeRPN Statement on the proposed LTC legislation
WeRPN fully supports government’s decision to repeal and replace the 2007 Ontario Long-term Care Act. After the tragedies that occurred as a consequence of COVID-19, there is a need to restore trust in Ontario’s long-term care sector.
Ontario Expands Career Growth Opportunities for PSWs and Nurses in Long-Term Care
The Ontario government is investing up to $100 million to add an additional 2,000 nurses to the long-term care sector by 2024-25. The government will do this by supporting the training of thousands of personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses who want to advance their careers in long-term care.