RPNs across the province are consistently telling us that they want more opportunities for leadership development and their employers agree.  To support RPN leadership development, RPNAO is pleased to once again offer RPN bursaries for the Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute. There was a terrific response to this year's call for Expressions of Interest!  RPNAO is excited and proud to announce that 15 RPNs have received bursaries to attend the May 22-25, 2018 Institute. DWHLI bursaries and Rural and Remote Access bursaries (to cover travel costs) are made possible through the RPN Innovation Fund.  Please use this link to learn more about the DWHL Institute

Vision: To support RPN leadership development

Focus: Growing RPN leadership and/or optimizing the RPN role at the organizational level

Funding Criteria:  A RPN (an emerging leader) and an established formal/ informal leader-mentor must attend as a dyad. RPNAO will provide funding for RPNs in the dyad.  If the leader-mentor in the dyad is not a RPN, then the organization must provide funding for the leader-mentor/partner to attend. The organization must provide an Executive Sponsor and support the completion of a capstone leadership project.

Expression of Interest Requirements: Please submit a brief (500 word max.) expression of interest including:

·        who the proposed participants are

·        why you have selected these participants (experience, career goals)

·        how the dyad will work together

·        the intent of the proposed capstone project

Reporting:  RPNAO requests a brief report (maximum 500 words) within 6 months of completion of the Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute, summarizing the RPN leadership development experience and outlining the progress/outcomes of the capstone project.

Timeline: The call for Expressions of Interest for bursaries for the 2018 DWHLI is now closed.   Please check back in December.

For more information please contact Barbara Jones, RPNAO Director, Nursing Innovation at bjones@rpnao.org



Tuesday, March 6, 2018