CASN Alternative Format Item Writing Webinar: Transitioning to the NCLEX-RN

Two mini webinar series are being held in August and September 2014! Registration is now open!Register Now!! Following a survey of Canadian Schools of Nursing, CASN is responding to the call for opportunities for faculty to engage in writing NCLEX-RN type questions to help prepare their students! Webinar DescriptionIn January 2015, nursing students will write the NCLEX-RN as the new entry-to-practice exam... More

Entry-to-Practice Public Health Nursing Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education

In 2012 CASN began a project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).  One of the project goals was to support the integration of current and relevant public health content into baccalaureate nursing education by creating core competencies that would detail the knowledge, skills, and attitudes new nurses need to learn in this particular area of health care... More

National Nursing Education Summit – Summary Report

Healthcare in Canada is rapidly evolving, and Canadians are facing an unprecedented set of challenges in creating a sustainable health-care system. Acuity and intensity of care are increasing, and Canadians are living longer, often with multiple, complex chronic conditions... More

Clinical Instructor Certificate Course

REGISTER NOW!!A fall session is being offered starting September 2014! Registration is now open!After the resounding success of the CASN Clinical Instructor Certificate Course fall 2013 and winter 2014 sessions, CASN is pleased to announce that this course is being offered again starting September 2014!!Course DescriptionClinical education is a foundational component of nursing education... More

CASN Works with Haitians to Establish an Approval Program for Schools of Nursing

In September 2013, CASN began a project to establish standards for nursing education programs and to revise the process of approval in Haiti.Improving Nursing Education in Haiti by Strengthening Quality Standards "To improve nursing education in Haiti, the USAID-funded Health Financing and Governance (HFG) project is working closely with the Ministry of Health or Ministère de la Santé Publiqueet de la Population to strengthen its ability to manage an effective standards-based quality system for nursing educational institutions... More
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Education >> Fast Track/Accelerated BACC Programs

Programs Under 2 years

  • University of British Columbia Baccalaureate Advanced Standing (1.8 years)
  • University of Western Ontario Compressed time Frame BScN, 2nd Degree Entry (1.9 years)

2 year Programs

  • University of Alberta, Camrose Site Baccalaureate After Degree (2 years)
  • University of Alberta Baccalaureate After Degree Program (2 years)
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton  Baccalaureate Advanced Standing (2 years)
  • Western Regional School of Nursing Baccalaureate Collaborative Fast Track/2nd Degree (2 years)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Baccalaureate Collaborative Fast Track/2nd Degree (2 years)
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax Baccalaurate Accelerated (2 years)
  • McMaster University Baccalaurate Accelerated (2 years)
  • York University, Atkinson College Baccalaureate 2nd Degree Entry F-T (2 years)
  • University of Toronto Baccalaureate Second Entry (Advanced entry) (2 years)
  • Queen's University RN Baccalaurate (AST) Advanced Standing Track of Study (2 years)
  • University of Prince Edward Island Baccalaureate Accelerated (2 years)
  • Collège de Maisonneuve Diplôme accéleré 2 ans (DEC) (2 years)
  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Tec Diploma 25 month  (2.1 years)

2.5 year Programs

  • Douglas College Baccalaureate Access II: RPN Bridge to RN  (2.5 years)
  • John Abbott College Diploma 2+ year Intensive (2.5 years)
  • Cégep de Sainte-Foy Diplôme DEC intensif/accelere 180.A9 (2.5 years)
  • Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue Diplome Soins Infirmiers 180.B0 (2.5 years)
  • John Abbott College RN Dip for Internationally Educated Nurses (2.5 years)

3 year Programs

  • Douglas College Baccalaureate Access I: LPN/RPN Bridge to RN (3 years)
  • University College of the Fraser Valley LPN Access to BSN (Bridging-in) (3 years)
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax Baccalaurate Fast Track (3 years)
  • St. Francis Xavier University Baccalaureate Bridge for Licensed Practical Nurse (Post LPN) (3 years)
  • St. Francis Xavier University Baccalaureate Post Degree (3 years)
  • Lakehead University Baccalaureate 3 year Compressed (3 years)
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology UOIT Baccalaureate (3 years)
  • Collaborative Practical Nurse Bridge to Registered Nurse (3 years)
  • Trent University Baccalaureate Compressed (3 years)
  • Mohawk College RN Baccalaureate Collaborative, PN Bridge to RN (3 years)
  • SIAST Saskatoon, Kelsey Campus Baccalaureate Collaborative September completion (3 years)
  • Langara College Baccalaureate (3.33 years)

3.5 year Programs

  • University of Calgary Baccalaurate Collaborative Medicine Hat  (3.5 years)
  • University of Calgary Baccalaureate Accelerated January Entry (3.5 years)
  • University of Calgary Baccalaureate Accelerated September Entry (3.5 years)
  • Medicine Hat College Baccalaureate Collaborative (3.5 years)
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology Baccalaureate 3.5 year, Fall Intake (3.5 years)
  • Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne Baccalaurate Collaborative Fast Track (3.5 years)
  • Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne Baccalauréat programme intensif (3.5 years)