As an interest group in the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), PNEIG’s purpose is to provide a forum for members interested in educational matters to network and discuss issues of provincial and regional importance. This group currently has over 700 members from across Ontario. Approximately half are from the practice setting and half from nursing programs.

The Group’s objectives include integrating nurse educator groups in Ontario, regardless of the field of employment, and fostering student involvement in activities.

Mission Statement: PNEIG shares and supports the vision, mission and value statements of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Vision: Provide leadership for excellence in teaching and learning for nursing in Ontario


  • To promote the professional development of nurse educators in Ontario through the provision of information about continuing education resources
  • Foster and promote interest in the role of nurse educator as a career choice
  • Promote research and scholarship in nursing education
  • Develop a community of scholars
  • Advocate for system changes to promote positive environments for learning


  • Provide a supportive network for all nurse educators in academic and clinical education in Ontario
  • Develop networking tools to promote dialogue between students and nurse educators in Ontario
  • Collaborate with other local, provincial and national organizations and groups to identify issues and to take action in matters related to nursing education
  • Provide professional development opportunities for nurse educators in Ontario
  • Advocate for and support recruitment and retention strategies to employ nurse educators in order to promote safe, high quality, evidence-based care

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Marja Pehkonen June 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I am impressed with PNEIG’s new HOME-PAGE…..captures our PURPOSE precisely, with immediate LINKS for supporting Academic & Clinical Nurse Educators.
Please ensure that PNEIG’s latest NEWSLETTER, April 2010, is available on our HOME-PAGE for quick access as well, which included an array of “true-life” submissions on SIMULATION, a journey to Queen’s Park and an update on Nursing Research in Ontario……a glimpse into the riveting activity of PNEIG!
Graciously submitted by Marja Pehkonen – honoured to have served on the executive and always proud to be a PNEIG/RNAO member!

Noeman Mirza November 2, 2012 at 2:42 am

Dear PNEIG team,

I am a student at McMater University. I want to know how memberships to PNEIG work. I could not find information on memberships on your website. Do I have to join at an individual? Or, am I considered a member if my University is a member? Please let me know. Thank you so much.

Noeman Mirza

Mary Guise September 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

PNEIG is an interest group of RNAO. Our members are RNAO members who have joined this interest group. The fee after your RNAO membership is about $25 annually. We welcome all new members.
There are student memberships to RNAO available. Indeed this group sponsors 100 student memberships to RNAO. You may be able to obtain a fully supported membership, or have to pay $10 for a student membership, and then you can join our group.

Chau Ha February 28, 2014 at 9:33 am


Could I please attend your conference? I’m the nursing liaison librarian for a post-secondary institution called SIAST (http://libraries.gosiast.com/).