Applications are open between October 1 and January 15.

RPNF Marlene Fitzsimmons Grant

Marlene Fitzsimmons was a long time leader in clinical practice at the Brandon Mental Health Centre and in the community psycho-social rehabilitation program. She was the founder and first president of the RPNF. She was the first registered psychiatric nurse to receive an honorary degree from a Canadian University (Brandon University).

This grant is awarded to a RPN registered in Canada who is enrolled in a relevant certificate course, or who has been accepted as a presenter at a conference that requires them to travel. Minimum value $500.00.

RPNF Indigenous Studies Grant

This grant is offered to an RPN licensed to practice psychiatric nursing in Canada who can show proof of enrollment in a recognized Indigenous Cultural Safety training program (such as the San’Yas Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program). This grant will be awarded to those who are not able to access the cost of such a program through their employer/regional health authority. Minimum amount $300.00.