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Donating to the Zahra Abdille and Children Scholarship

The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario, together with St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, has decided to honour the memory of Nurse Practitioner Zahra Abdille and her children with a scholarship for those who follow in her Nurse Practitioner footsteps.
Each year, one student enrolled in a nurse practitioner program at an Ontario university will be awarded financial help in the form of a $1,000 scholarship. The Zahra Abdille and Children Scholarship, which will be awarded annually, was created in an effort to honour the memory of our colleague and friend, who died far too soon. Additionally, it will provide much needed financial assistance to those who echo Zahra’s desire to help others by working as a nurse practitioner.
If you would like to help a student advance his or her education in this way, please consider a donation to the Zahra Abdille and Children Scholarship.

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The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides funding for the Nursing Education Initiative.

If you are undertaking professional development courses, programs or conferences you may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500. You do NOT have to be an RNAO member to apply for funding.

Read more information on the RNAO website

Grow Your Own Nurse Practitioner Initiative

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are valued and respected members of Ontario’s health care teams and integral to the Ontario government’s vision for promoting access to primary health care. The Grow Your Own Nurse Practitioner Initiative (GYONP) was developed in 2005/06 to address some of the challenges that communities face in recruiting NPs and updated in 2015/16 to reflect the needs of today’s health care environment. This Initiative allows a health care organization, that currently has a government of Ontario funded vacant NP position that has been vacant,the flexibility to repurpose this funding. Funding can be repurposed, (or a portion thereof) to sponsor a Registered Nurse (RN) to complete her/his post-graduate Primary Health Care NP (PHCNP) education, and subsequently fill the vacant position while fulfilling a return of service agreement. The completion of the GYONP application is the responsibility of the organization. For more information on completion of the application please see the Program Guideline.Memorandum to Stakeholders

Grow Your Own Nurse Practitioner Initiative – Program Guideline

Grow Your Own Nurse Practitioner Initiative – Application

Guidelines for Application to the Tuition Support Program for Nurses

The Tuition Support Program for Nurses is part of the government’s commitment to provide more families with access to primary health care, and to support the recruitment and retention of nurses to rural and remote areas across the province.

The Tuition Support Program for Nurses (TSPN) offers tuition reimbursement to recent nursing graduates from rural and remote communities who are new College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) registrants and who choose to do a return-of-service (ROS) in an eligible underserviced community. The program is open to nurse practitioner, registered nurse and registered practical nurse graduates who apply within one year of having graduated from a Canadian University or College.

For further information about the program, please click here.

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