School of Nursing

Practical Nursing

Get prepared to become a Registered Practical Nurse in just two years!

Practical nurses provide patient care in hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians' offices, schools and via mental health programs.

In Fanshawe's Practical Nursing program, you'll study theory in the classroom, practice your nursing skills with rigorous lab work, and get plenty of hands-on clinical practice in acute and long term care environments, under the guidance of a qualified supervisor.

When you graduate in just two short years, you'll be eligible to write the Registered Practical Nurse Exam, and be ready to work in a variety of health care settings!

Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus students, please note:

Clinical placements for the Woodstock offering of the program can occur in various locations outside of the City of Woodstock. Possible locations may include, but are not limited to: Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Brantford, Simcoe, Stratford, Tavistock, and London. Theory courses are offered at the Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus with at least one course each term typically being offered in an online-only or blended learning format. Students must have access to reliable transportation for this program.

Professional practicum courses throughout the program may be scheduled on a variety of shift schedules that may start at 6:00 a.m. or end at 10:00 p.m. Shifts may be 6, 7 or 12 hours in length. Final consolidation involves rotation through days, evenings or night shifts. There is also the possibility of weekend practicum experiences.

Program Coordinators:

London Campus:

Shelley Masse
Phone: (519) 452-4430 ext. 4084
Fax: (519) 659-5781
For admissions questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar Advising Centre at or (519) 452-4277.

Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus:

Jennifer Black
Phone: (519) 421-0144 ext. 233
Fax: (519) 539-3870

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