Practical Nursing is a five level (63 week) program leading to an Ontario College Diploma in Practical Nursing. The Practical Nursing programs at Fanshawe College have received a CATEGORY 1 PROGRAM APPROVAL from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
The program emphasizes the dynamic role of the Practical Nurse in the health care community and will prepare you for a career in which you will function as an important member of the health care team. Clinical practice is integrated throughout the program providing experience in long term care, acute care, and community settings. The program provides the knowledge, skill, and experience to work with individuals, families, groups and communities in a variety of settings. Graduates qualify to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination and if successful, become eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).