Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

September/October 2008

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Educating Tomorrow's RNs

To prepare for practice, nursing students participate in a wide range of clinical placements, and gain knowledge and skills in research, advocacy and leadership.

When Tim Lenartowych graduates this winter, he will enter the nursing workforce with a keen sense of what his chosen profession has in store. A student in the University of Western Ontario/Fanshawe College collaborative nursing program, this 21-year-old is thankful for the educational opportunities he’s had to prepare as an RN. During his third year, for instance, Lenartowych took his nursing know-how far beyond libraries and laboratories and into the community where he participated in flu-shot clinics around London. Under the guidance of public health nurses, Lenartowych and his classmates
perfected their injection skills, shared information about potential reactions to the flu vaccine, and answered the public’s questions.