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Nursing Education Initiative

Important!

Due to a high volume of submissions, we are not able to confirm receipt of applications sent by fax, mail, or email. Applicants are required to keep copies of their application forms, supporting documents, and fax confirmations or courier/registered mail receipts (if applicable) for verification.

Recipients of funding from the Nursing Education Initiative are issued T4A tax information in accordance with federal law. The T4A form outlines the total funding issued during the calendar year. This information is also reported to the Canada Revenue Agency. The T4A forms for the 2013 calendar year will be sent to recipients of funding by the end of February 2014. For information about Canadian income tax law please contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 or visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca.

Purpose

The Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) is a tuition reimbursement program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Grants are available to support nurses in continuing education to improve their nursing knowledge and skills. All nurses currently registered to practice in Ontario may apply.

Background

In March 1999, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the establishment of a nurse training and education fund for RPNs and RNs in response to the Nursing Task Force's earlier recommendations. The RPNAO is delighted to be involved in this initiative.

The fund is to be used to provide ongoing funding to nurses to increase their knowledge and professional skills to enhance quality of care and services provided within Ontario. Interest in the fund has grown tremendously in the past few years. Although an application may qualify for funding, not all nurses will receive funding due to the pressure on the fund.

Overview

Funding for the Nursing Education Initiative is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. All nurses registered in the province of Ontario are eligible to apply for NEI reimbursement funding. Click here to find more important information about the initiative.

Application

All nurses currently registered to practice in the province of Ontario are eligible to apply for Nursing Education Initiative funding. Click here to read more about the NEI application process and to download an NEI application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to find a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Nursing Education Initiative, including questions and answers related to dates, supporting documentation, and the application procedure.

Contact 

Click here to find contact information for the NEI program administered by the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.