Apply online for RhPAP's Rural Education and Advanced Learning (REAL) Program.
Rural Education and Advanced Learning (REAL) Program
RhPAP’s REAL Program helps rural health professionals access continuing professional development and education opportunities that help them enhance the health-care services they offer in their communities.
This initiative is aimed at nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals working in rural Alberta in a primary care network, out-of-scope/non-union position, or independent/private practice.
Applicants may apply for program funding for courses or training opportunities that they have successfully completed within three (3) months of, are in progress at time of, or will be starting within six (6) months of application submission. Funding may cover some or all of course or training fees and course material costs. To promote rural workforce sustainability, a return-of-service agreement may be required.
REAL has been designed to be flexible. RhPAP recognizes that the health needs of rural Albertans vary between communities and that training opportunities should recognize these needs and the demands of rural health professionals’ schedules. As such, REAL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program aims to support as many rural health professionals as possible, so funding may be capped based on the number of applicants per funding cycle and the funding available.
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