Welcome to OntarioLearn hosted by Fanshawe College!

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Fanshawe is part of a consortium that includes all 24 colleges across Ontario that work together as a dynamic group to develop and deliver flexible, demand-driven online learning. While you would register as a Fanshawe student, your course may be delivered by another college. This partnership approach allows colleges to optimize resources and deliver one of the largest inventories of high-quality online programs and courses in North America. OntarioLearn is a popular choice for people who live in rural and remote areas, who have different learning styles or disabilities, who lead busy lives, working full-time or part-time.

OntarioLearn courses are facilitator-guided and asynchronous online. While there are not any specific days to log on and view a lecture, each course will have a structured schedule available within the course site, with specific deadlines for assignments, tests, etc. By choosing OntarioLearn, you are joining an extensive network of students from across Ontario. We offer flexible, inclusive, accessible and high-quality courses, programs and services.

Visit OntarioLearn to view all available courses.

Fanshawe's OntarioLearn Program Offerings

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Nursing Program Transformation Initiative – IEN


Fanshawe is pleased to offer a suite of online courses in partnership with other public colleges in Ontario via OntarioLearn. These courses are funded through the Ontario government’s Nursing Program Transformation in Ontario’s Colleges Initiative and are designed to offer flexible study options for working Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs.)


If you meet the below criteria, you may be eligible for a tuition award to cover the full tuition cost per course and a stipend of $400 per course to help with the costs of books and other supplies:

  • You are an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN)
  • You have proof of one of the following:
    • Canadian citizenship status; or
    • Canadian permanent resident status; or
    • Appropriate authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) that permits you to engage in the practice of nursing in Ontario.
  • You have a letter from the CNO containing the results of your education assessment and the additional education you need.
  • You have proof of residency in Ontario.

·         You meet the Language Fluency (TBC) criteria as set by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Please visit CNO’s website for more information regarding language proficiency requirements.


If you are taking multiple courses within the Nursing Transformation IEN Competency Upgrade Pathway, the maximum supplies stipend is $2000 (equivalent to 5 courses).


The pathway consists of the following stand-alone courses, which students will take as needed based on competency gaps identified through their CNO assessments:

The following courses are fully online:

NRSG-7097 ….. Nursing in Ontario– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7098 ….. Pharmacology­– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7099 ….. Research in Nursing– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7100 ….. Nursing Informatics– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7101 ….. Health Assessment– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7102 ….. Relational Practice– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7103 ….. Healing & Episodic Health Challenges– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-7104 ….. Health and Transitions– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

The following courses may require in-person lab time at a college:

NRSG-XXXX ….. Nursing Skills Lab– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-XXXX ….. Pre-Clinical Readiness– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

The following courses require on-site participation at a placement:

NRSG-XXXX ….. Clinical Experience– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

NRSG-XXXX ….. Preceptorship– Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)

The IEN Competency Upgrade Pathway is not a program and does not lead to a credential. Click on the course links above to see the available offerings. Courses with the code NRSG-xxxx are not yet available.


Please contact ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca for more details.


How to Register

1. Go to the course list & enter your course name or course code into the search bar (ex. ABCD-1234). Or, scroll down until you find the course you want (courses are listed alphabetically, by name.)

2. Use the ‘Add to Cart’ button. • On, or after the course start date, only over the phone registration is possible.

3. Select the ‘My Cart’ button from your top navigation bar.

4. Confirm your course selection and follow the prompts to complete your registration.

5. Just prior to the course start date, you will be emailed (to your personal email address on file) instructions on how to log into your OntarioLearn course. 

Important Email Notice:

During the registration phase, you will be required to enter your email address - this step does not update your information. To review and/or update your personal email address, please go to WebAdvisor, or call the Office of the Registrar.

Course Access and Login Instructions

OntarioLearn is different than FanshaweOnline (FOL). Just prior to the start date of your course, an email with login instructions will be sent to your personal email address – please ensure the proper information is recorded on file at the time of your registration! If you are late registering, please note that it will take up to 3 business days to gain access to your OL course.

Exam Information

Information on the final exam will be posted within each individual course – you may have: no exam, an online exam, a proctored online exam, or an in-person (proctored) exam. Should you require to write at Fanshawe College, please email olexam@fanshawec.ca at least 3 weeks before the exam date with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Student Number
  • Course Name
  • Course Code
  • Host College
  • Course Start Date

Grades will not be available (on your transcript) until three weeks following the end date of your course.