Western, Fanshawe launch program to fast-track RN training

January 18, 2022
Western University has partnered with Fanshawe College to provide registered practical nurses with a fast-tracked pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program will have space for 10 Fanshawe-graduated RPNs to study to become RNs in a compressed 19-month timeframe. “We need nurses – all nurses – but in particular we’re concerned with the shortage of RNs,” said director of Western’s Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing Vicki Smye. “Given the shortage and given what we know about RPNs’ practice now, it seemed to us that it made sense to offer this pathway within our existing BScN compressed timeframe program.” Western (ON)