Nursing Education at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) promotes and facilitates a culture of life-long learning in the pursuit of excellence in professional nursing practice.
The culture of life-long learning is promoted through a commitment to the following education initiatives.
- Upon hire, new employees attend a one-day Human Resources global introduction to TOH.
- Orientation continues with a core six-day introduction of senior staff, professional practice support, and common corporate clinical programs, after which the nurse receives unit-specific clinical instruction based on identified competencies.
- Each unit has an assigned nurse educator responsible for unit orientation and continuous learning opportunities.
Continuing Education – Multiple Day Programs
- Registration Deadline: 1 week prior to the course date
These education days provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to support high-quality evidence-based care. The content in the days includes current topics in both professional development and clinical specialties. Experts present the latest advances and emerging therapies in a variety of clinical specialties including Gerontology, Mental Health, Nephrology, Pain Management, Diabetes, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Skin Care Workshops and Trauma. Professional Development topics include Nursing Research and Preceptorship/Mentorship.
Attendance qualifies as part of your College of Nurses Learning Plan.
TOH Nursing Education Days are open to all health-care professionals in the region.
Please register online here: Nursing Education Day Registration
Program: Education Days not being offered until the Fall of 2019.
Financial Assistance for Continuing Education
Professional leave of up to 15 hours annually may be granted to full and regular part-time staff; casual employees are considered on an individual basis.
Conferences, workshops, seminars: Applications to attend these events are reviewed monthly and must be received before the conference. Priority is given to those persons presenting at a conference. The monetary guidelines are to a maximum of:
- $250.00 within a 500-kilometer radius of Ottawa
- $500.00 beyond a 500-kilometer radius
- $750.00 for international conferences
Clinical Certification funding is approved prior to writing the spring examinations and on passing; 50% of the Canadian Nurses Association fee will be reimbursed for both certification and recertification.
Bursaries are awarded to nurses for post-RN Baccalaureate or Masters Degree on a review of a detailed application form.
Tuition payback for university and community college courses leading to a degree or certificate is awarded three times a year at the end of fall, spring and summer semesters on proof of successful completion of the course. Fee structure: Maximum $250.00 per course for B.Sc.N. or $600.00 for M.Sc.N.
Nursingeducationnppd@toh.ca, 613-737-8899, ext. 78760
Last updated on: January 24th, 2019