The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) has issued a statement about nursing education as Canada seeks to resolve a nursing shortage. In the statement, CASN explains that nursing training should not be sped up, as exchanging or accelerating nursing training will lead to serious consequences. “Nursing education programs delivered by an inadequate supply of faculty and insufficient clinical learning experiences will aggravate rather than address the current problem,” states CASN. The association further notes that, in addition to education, nursing students need clinical placement experiences that provide mentorship and coaching. CASN calls for stakeholders to address the working conditions that have led to the nursing shortage and for all new nursing graduates to receive entry-to-practice support.

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