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.
The Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) 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.
If you are undertaking professional development course(s) and/or program(s), you are eligible for reimbursement of up to $1500. Nurses who have not received $1,500 from this fund will be given priority.
Nurses who have received full funding in the previous year(s) will be considered with less priority than those nurses that have not received full funding.
Please note that NEI funding is not guaranteed.
Only complete applications will be considered for reimbursement. A complete application package MUST include a copy of the NEI application form, receipt of payment and proof of successful completion for the education in question (copies acceptable).
All eligible claims will be considered and reimbursed following MOHLTC guidelines and criteria as outlined on page 2 of the application form. Reimbursement may be forwarded at anytime during the funding year, and the amount received may not be the amount initially requested. The amount of funding received represents that maximum available per applicant once all criteria, documentation and funding are considered.
It is not necessary to be a RNAO member to apply for funding.
Only complete applications submitted within 90 days of the end date of the education can be considered for reimbursement.
Options to submit your application
- Fill out an individual online application form
- Download and print an individual application form below for mail