$25,000 grant available for eight eligible nurses in exchange for commitment to ARH

$25,000 grant available for eight eligible nurses in exchange for commitment to ARH

August 31, 2022 – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) has received approval from Ontario Health to offer $25,000 grants to eight nurses who have not been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six months before their commitment to ARH begins. These grants have been made possible through the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN).

“Nursing recruitment has been an extraordinary challenge for Ontario hospitals and long-term care homes, and it has been a strategic focus at the provincial, regional and local levels,” said Leah Levesque, President and CEO, ARH. “We are very pleased to receive the CCPN grants that will be an important recruitment differentiator for us as we continue to focus efforts on recruiting new staff to join our existing team of committed healthcare professionals.”

To be eligible for the CCPN grant at ARH, a nurse (RN or RPN) must:

  • Not have been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six months prior to being hired;
  • Hold a Certificate of Registration in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Begin employment no later than March 31, 2024;
  • Commit to two years of employment at a full-time work schedule offered by ARH; and
  • Not simultaneously receive funds from the Ministry of Health for the Tuition Support Program for Nurses.

ARH will post vacant nursing positions on the HealthForceOntario website (identifying them as eligible for the CCPN grant) and on the ARH website’s career section.

“Arnprior Regional Health is a special place to work with a long track record of continuous improvement, a commitment to innovation and a dedication to excellent, compassionate care.,” shared Andrea McClymont, Vice President, Human Resources, ARH. “Our hope is that the CCPN grant offering will provide us with a greater opportunity to attract RPNs and RNs to our great team.”

The CCPN grant funding will flow through ARH to be paid to each nurse in six instalments over their two-year commitment. For more information, contact [email protected].

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About Arnprior Regional Health

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 140-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.

Media contact:

Melissa McDermott

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