December, 2018

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. Each bursary will cover registration and travel costs for RPNs to attend the May 21-24, 2019 Institute. There are 10 bursaries available and preference will be given to organizations that have not received bursaries previously.  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: Expression of interest must be received by 1600 hrs on February 15, 2019. Organizations will be informed of decision by March 1, 2019

DWHL Expression of Interest

For more information please contact Barbara Jones, RPNAO Director, Nursing Innovation at