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The Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) provides Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes with funding, online education and resources to equip them with the necessary tools to support successful clinical placements and build capacity for student mentorship.

The PREP LTC initiative helps LTC homes build or expand student placement programs, provide online education for preceptors and students and develop resources to support positive placements for personal support worker (PSW) and nursing (PN, BScN) students as well as internationally educated nurses (IEN) in Ontario.

Our Pillars

A long-term care team member and a home resident look at a tablet together.


  • Enhance existing relationships with school boards, colleges and universities
  • Establish new relationships to increase the number of student placements
A person wearing a headscarf and headphones completes an online course on a laptop.

Preceptor education

  • Module development
  • Program delivery
  • Funding for preceptor training
A smiling healthcare student raises their hand.

Student placement support

  • Recruitment and support
  • Funding for preceptor supervision time

Students graduate with the training and experience they need to pursue a rewarding career in LTC, growing a much-needed, highly-skilled workforce for the sector.

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 Academy for Research and Education and Bruyère Research Institute. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.