RPNAO began sponsoring awards for RPNs and Practical Nursing students with the RNFOO in 2014. RNFOO is a charitable organization that provides financial support for Ontario nurses and nursing students to help them further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives.

Currently, there are two awards available:

RPNAO RPN program award
(1 x $1,000): To provide assistance to a student enrolled in a Practical Nursing education program. Applicants must demonstrate high academic standing and a patient centred approach to care. Preference will be given to a full-time student.

RPNAO Post RPN program award
(1 x $500): To provide an opportunity to a Registered Practical Nurse pursuing ongoing education (Continuing Education or RPN to RN Bridging Program) that will enhance patient care and patient outcomes. Applicants must demonstrate a patient centred approach to care.

There are additional awards for which RPNs are eligible. Please review the brochure describing all the awards available for 2017 posted on RNFOO's website. Each year RNFOO has more than $100,000 in awards available! The application process for the 2017 RNFOO Awards and Scholarships will be open by mid December 2016. We would like to ask for your help in spreading awareness about these awards.

Information about the awards process can be found on the RNFOO website. There are awards available for students enrolled in RPN programs, baccalaureate nursing studies (post-diploma, 4 year, and 2nd level entry), Graduate studies (Masters and PhD), and for RNs undertaking continuing education or special projects.

Please share this information with anyone you know who may be in a position to benefit from any of the Awards and Scholarships available.

We look forward to celebrating with the winners of the awards at RNFOO's Annual Fundraising Gala in May 2017.

Please check out the flyer for complete list of bursaries eligible to RPNs.