NursingWestern Health Sciences

Admission Requirements


The application deadline for this program is March 1. Apply Now.

All students (including students already enrolled at Western) interested in this program must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre

To be eligible to apply to the Compressed Time Frame Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, applicants must have completed at least ten (10.0) university-level full-course equivalents with a minimum 75% (3.0 GPA) average in the last two years or in the last ten courses of their university education, with a minimum grade of 60% in each of physiology, anatomy and statistics (see below).

The minimum 10.0 courses presented for consideration must include the following:

Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the minimum requirements should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission. No other supplemental application is requiredStudents with university preparation outside of Canada must submit documentation from the World Education Services (WES).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

The Undergraduate Admissions Office may require any applicant to write a test of English proficiency. Students applying for admission to undergraduate Nursing programs must satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  1. English as a first language
  2. The required level of proficiency on an acceptable test of English language and an acceptable test of spoken English. The applicant is encouraged to write a test at the earliest possible date and at the latest before March in the year in which the student is applying for admission. Scores for any test written more than two years prior to applying may not be accepted.
Acceptable Tests and Scores:
  • TOEFL: 580 paper based; 237 computer-based and TSE (Test of Spoken English) 50 or greater; Internet-based-total score of 92-93, with 22-24 in writing, 26 in speaking, 20 in reading, and 20 in listening
  • MELAB: 90, with at least 4 on the oral interview
  • IELTS: 7, with at least 6.5 in reading and listening and at least 7 in writing and speaking