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Curriculum

BScN Curriculum

Western University and Fanshawe College have partnered to offer students a four-year collaborative BScN. The first two years of the program are offered simultaneously at both Western and Fanshawe, with 125 students at each location. All students study at Western for final two years of the program.

For more information about the courses listed below, consult the Western Academic Calendar.

Year 1

  • Nursing 1120 - Foundations of Professional Nursing (1.0 FCE)
  • Nursing 1130 - Health Promotion & Caring for Self, Colleagues, & Clients (1.0 FCE)
  • Nursing 1140 - Holistic Health Assessment (1.0 FCE)
  • Health Sciences 2330B – Human Anatomy (0.5 FCE)
  • Physiology 1020 - Human Physiology (1.0 FCE)
  • Writing 1030F/G - Writing for Professional Success in Nursing (0.5 FCE)

Year 2

  • Nursing 2220A/B - Health Promotion & Caring: Families and Communities (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 2221A/B - Professional Practice: Families and Communities 1 (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 2230A/B - Health Promotion & Caring: Supporting Health (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 2231A/B - Professional Practice: Support Health (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 2240F/G -  Nursing Information Literacy (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 2250A/B - Ways of Knowing: Research (0.5 FCE)
  • Pathology 2420A - Pathology for Nursing (0.5 FCE)
  • Pharmacology 2060B - Introductory to Pharmacology and Therapeutics (0.5 FCE)
  • Elective - Philosophy or Women’s Studies recommend (equivalent to 1.0 FCE)

Year 3

  • Nursing 3310A/B - Health in Global Context (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 3340A/B - Ways of Knowing: Data Analysis (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 3390 - Health Promotion & Caring: Clients with Health Challenges (1.0 FCE)
  • Nursing 3391 - Professional Practice: Clients with Health Challenges (1.0 FCE)
  • Microbiology & Immunology 3810W - For Nursing Students (1.0 FCE)
  • Electives (equivalent to 1.5 FCE)

Year 4

  • Nursing 4400A/B - Reflecting on Professional Practice & Context (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 4410A/B - Professional Practice: Acting on Critical Reflection (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 4430A/B - Future Directions for Nursing & Health Care (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 4460A/B - Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice (0.5 FCE)
  • Nursing 4461W/X - Professional Practice: Integrative Practicum (1.0 FCE)
  • Nursing 3320A/B - Professional Ethical and Legal Obligations: A Critical Appraisal (0.5 FCE)
  • Electives (equivalent to 1.0 FCE)

Full-Time Study

The above is the normal course load. In exceptional circumstances and only with special permission of the Dean, (special permissions may be issued by the Academic Counsellor on behalf of the Dean), a student may make modifications to this course load.