Q: What are the admission requirements for the Compressed Time Frame Program? Q: Do I require a test of English proficiency? Acceptable Tests and Scores: Q: How many students are accepted to the program and how many applications are received?
Compressed Time Frame BScn Program
Frequently Asked Questions
A: To be eligible to apply to the Compressed Time Frame Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, applicants must have completed, at least ten (10) university-level full-course equivalents with a minimum 75% (3.0 GPA) average in the last two years or in the last ten (10) full-course equivalents credits during their university education, with a minimum grade of 60% in each of physiology, anatomy and statistics (see below).
The minimum ten (10) university-level credits presented for consideration must include the following:
1. 1.0 credit in human physiology, or equivalent.
2. 0.5 credit in anatomy.
3. 0.5 credit in introductory statistics.
4. No more than 5.0 credits at the introductory level (equivalent to courses numbered 1000 to 1999 at The University of Western Ontario).
Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the minimum requirements should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission, however, preference will be given to those students with completed prerequisites.
A: Students applying for admission to undergraduate Nursing programs must satisfy ONE of the following criteria:
A: There are 64 spots in the program and we typically receive more than 500 applications each year.
Q: Can I obtain the prerequisite courses through college?
A: Admission requirements must be at the university level.
Q: When does the program begin?
A: The program begins each September. Level 1 runs from September to December Level 2 runs from January to April Level 3 runs from May to July Level 4 runs from September to December Level 5 runs from January to April Graduation in June.
Q: If I am a Western student do I have to apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre?
A: Yes, all students must apply online at www.ouac.on.ca
Q: Are there additional forms required, example supplementary application or reference letters?
Q: Do I need to include a high school transcript?
Q: Can I obtain the prerequisite courses after I have been admitted to the program?
A: No. These are the foundational courses that are needed for entry to the program.
Q: If I am taking the prerequisite this year, what do I need to send to prove that I am registered in the course?
A: You can have your university send in a copy of your transcript when you have enrolled in the courses. You will still need your university to send in your final transcript once grades become available.
Q: Can I take the prerequisite courses through Athabasca University?
A: Yes. The acceptable courses would be, Biology 230 Human Physiology if you require the physiology. Biology 235 Human Physiology & Anatomy if you require both physiology and anatomy.
Q: Can I send in my transcripts or do they need to come from the University?
A: Transcripts must be sent directly from the University.
Q: Can I complete the prerequisites during the summer?
A: Preference is given to students with completed prerequisites. By taking the prerequisite courses during the summer the program could be full.
Q: Where can I find information regarding tuition fees?
A: Information regarding fees, OSAP, etc can be found on the Registrars website at www.registrar.uwo.ca
Q: As a Western University student will I still need to submit my university transcript?
Q: What are the admission requirements for the Compressed Time Frame Program?
Q: Do I require a test of English proficiency?
Acceptable Tests and Scores:
Q: How many students are accepted to the program and how many applications are received?
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