Influencing Policy, Influencing Care
Overview: The Nursing Policy course is designed to provide learners with education and tools to support an understanding of the role of nurses in influencing health care transformation.
Since November 2005, RPNAO has administered the Leadership/Clinical Practice Fellowship Program. Through this program, RPNs have the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded, mentor-based internship within their workplace. The program is the first of its kind for RPNs and requires successful applicants to develop (with a mentor) a learning plan and budget to address an identified gap within the workplace. The nurse will then dedicate 400 hours (full time) to their fellowship to develop their clinical practice, knowledge and skills in the chosen area of focus. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your nursing career plan and can be the first step in a new direction along your career path.
The toolkit was specifically designed to provide tutorials and guidelines to assist with the initial application process and to provides tools to support participants in disseminating information about their projects.
Watch select toolkit presentations directly in your browser, complete with animation and sound.
How to Prepare an Abstract:
How to Write a Fellowship Proposal:
Poster Presentation - Part 1:
Poster Presentation - Part 2:
Additional Downloadable Documents:
• [PDF] - RPNAO CPLF FAQs 2010
• Prospective Fellow-Mentor Information
• Milestones For 2011-2012 Fellowship
In March 1999, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced the establishment of a nurse training and education fund for RNs and RPNs in response to the Nursing Task Force's earlier recommendations. RPNAO is delighted to be involved with this important initiative.
The NEI fund provides ongoing funding to nurses to increase their knowledge and professional skills to enhance quality of care and services provided within Ontario.
If you are undertaking professional development course(s) and/or program(s), you are eligible for reimbursement of up to $1500.