With more than 90 years of experience in training nurses, the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing has come a long way from its original public health roots at Victoria Hospital and is recognized as a leader in innovative health professional education, research, practice and policy.
Offering programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Western's School of Nursing trains future caregivers for careers in nursing, helps practicing nurses develop new skills and knowledge, and contributes to the field through strong research programs.
Western was the first Canadian university to offer a nursing master’s program, established the first online peer-reviewed journal in nursing education - The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship - and become the first international charter chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
The strength of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is its cohort of professors, lecturers, clinical partners, community leaders and preceptors. This group is integral to helping the school achieve its mission and in delivering a transformative learning experience to students.