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Curriculum and Progression Requirements

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

Year 2

  • Nursing 2220A/B - Health Promotion & Caring: Families and Communities
  • Nursing 2221A/B - Professional Practice: Families and Communities
  • Nursing 2230A/B - Health Promotion & Caring: Supporting Health
  • Nursing 2231A/B - Professional Practice: Supporting Health
    • Fall Term
    • Winter Term
  • Nursing 2240F/G - Introduction to Health Informatics Within Nursing
  • Nursing 2250B - Ways of Knowing: Research
  • Pathology 2420A - Pathology for Nursing
  • Pharmacology 2060B - Introductory to Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Elective - Philosophy or Women’s Studies recommend

Year 3

  • Nursing 3310B - Health in Global Context
  • Nursing 3340A - Ways of Knowing: Data Analysis
  • Nursing 3910A - Health Promotion & Caring: Clients with Health Challenges I
  • Nursing 3920B - Health Promotion & Caring: Clients with Health Challenges II
  • Nursing 3911A - Professional Practice: Clients with Health Challenges I
  • Nursing 3921B - Professional Practice: Clients with Health Challenges II
  • Microbiology & Immunology 3820A - Microbiology and Immunology for Nursing
  • Electives

Year 4

  • Nursing 4320A - Professional Ethical and Legal Obligations: A Critical Appraisal
  • Nursing 4400A - Advanced Concepts for Professional Practice
  • Nursing 4410A - Professional Practice: Clients with Complex Health Challenges
  • Nursing 4440A - Future Directions for Nursing & Health Care
  • Nursing 4461A - Professional Practice: Integrative Practicum
  • 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.

Progression Requirements

All students in the BScN Program must: