RPNF Marlene Fitzsimmons Grant

The RPNF Dr. Marlene Fitzsimmons Grant is named for the Founder and long time Board Member, President and strong supporter of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses’ Foundation, Inc. Marlene is a leader in the field of Psychiatric Nursing practice working tirelessly throughout her career with staff, clients, families and community partners to evolve a range of community based services promoting Recovery. In 2009, she became the first Registered Psychiatric Nurse to receive an honourary Doctor of Science degree when Brandon University conferred her that honour.

This annual grant (of minimum) $500.00 is awarded to a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada enrolled in a certificate program or to an RPN who has been accepted as a presenter at a conference that requires them to travel.

RPNF Marlene Fitzsimmons Grant

This Scholarship is provided to registered psychiatric nurses in Manitoba who are (a) presenting a paper at a international, national, provincial or local conference OR (b) studying a valid certificate program relevant to the practice of psychiatric nursing within one of the domains of research, management/leadership, education or practice. The applicant must be registered by the CRPNM and practising within the Province of Manitoba.

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