The Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) opened the next round of enrollment to help build a skilled long-term care (LTC) workforce and support homes across Ontario with funding from the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
The PREP LTC initiative supports LTC homes by building or expanding clinical student placement programs, providing online education and support for preceptors and students and developing resources to support positive, successful student placements.
By enrolling in PREP LTC, LTC homes will have access to:
- support from engagement teams.
- assessment of needs and barriers.
- support with placement coordination. connections with post-secondary schools.
- tools, resources and templates.
- preceptor education.
- funding to backfill preceptor time.
LTC homes can now enroll to get access to preceptor education, resources, funding and support in building and expanding positive and successful student placement programs. Homes enroll and have their students register in PREP LTC to receive funding for clinical student placements ending between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023.
Eligible LTC homes:
- will receive $2,000 per personal support worker (PSW) student placement.
- will receive $3,600 per nursing (PN, BScN) student and internationally educated nurse (IEN) placement.
- can receive $40,000 or more in funding depending on the total number of student placements registered in Ontario. By registering all student placements, homes have the potential to receive additional funds (above $40,000) once registration closes.
- registering less than $40,000 in placements will receive the amount they claim.
- have until March 31st, 2023, to spend the funds.
More than 200 homes enrolled to receive funding for more than 3,000 student placements in 2021-22. If your home enrolled for funding last time, sign up again for year two. If your home is enrolling for the first time, or if you didn’t receive funding in 2021-22, we can support you in accessing funding in 2022-23.
Visit clri-prepltc.ca to enroll.
PREP LTC is led by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging in collaboration with the Ontario CLRI teams at Baycrest Health Sciences and Bruyère. The views expressed herein are the views of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Baycrest Health Sciences and Bruyère and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.