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.
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.
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.
WeRPN applauds $35 million investment to boost nursing education
Today, the Ontario Government announced it would invest $35 million to boost enrollment in nursing education programs for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 cohorts in publicly-assisted colleges and universities across the province. In response, WeRPN issued the following statement
Commitment to expand RPN scope of practice
After years of advocacy from WeRPN, we’re thrilled that the Ministry of Health has listened to the feedback from Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and directed the College of Nurses to move forward with important changes to RPN scope of practice by June 2020.
Changes to PN registration exam in Ontario
The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) released a statement indicating that it, along with British Columbia, will be seeking to proceed with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, an American company, to develop a new examination for practical nurses in Ontario that would replace the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) currently in use.