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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

Theory-Based Courses

Professional Practice Courses

  • Nursing 1080A - Holistic Health Assessment I
    • Lecture/Lab-based course
  • Nursing 1180B - Holistic Health Assessment II
    • Lecture/Lab-based course

Year 2

Theory-Based Courses

Professional Practice Courses

  • Nursing 2221A/B - Professional Practice: Families and Communities
    • 88 placement hours
  • Nursing 2231A/B - Professional Practice: Supporting Health
    • Lab/simulation-based course

Year 3

Theory-Based Courses

Professional Practice Courses

  • Nursing 3911A - Professional Practice: Clients with Health Challenges I
    • 144 placement hours
  • Nursing 3920B - Health Promotion & Caring: Clients with Health Challenges II
    • Lecture/simulation-based course
  • Nursing 3921B - Professional Practice: Clients with Health Challenges II
    • 144 placement hours

Year 4

Theory-Based Courses

  • Nursing 4320A - Professional Ethical and Legal Obligations: A Critical Appraisal
  • Nursing 4400A - Advanced Concepts for Professional Practice
  • Nursing 4440A - Future Directions for Nursing & Health Care
  • Electives (equivalent to 1.0 FCE)

Professional Practice Courses

  • Nursing 4410A - Professional Practice: Clients with Complex Health Challenges
    • 144 placement hours
  • Nursing 4461W/X - Professional Practice: Integrative Practicum
    • 456 placement hours

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: