Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN) is a four-year program that qualifies graduates to apply for registration as a professional nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Program Structure

Western University and London's Fanshawe College are partners in offering a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. This arrangement allows for more students to be accepted into the program. The curriculum offered at both sites is identical and students develop the same skills and knowledge base regardless of where they start the program. All students who successfully complete the program receive a BScN from Western.

Western University Site

western site
  • Students complete all four years of the program at Western University
  • Apply for this program through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre, choosing program code " ENW" for the Western stream

Fanshawe College Site

Fanshawe Site



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Please Note:

Program admission requirements are the same at both sites. This is a highly competitive program and students are encouraged to apply to both Western and Fanshawe where applicable. Applicants should strive to achieve an average in the mid 80s.

We do not accept transfer students from other Schools of Nursing. Only applications to Year 1 of the program will be considered.

Full-Time Study

All students in the program are expected to maintain a full-time program of study. In exceptional circumstances and only with special permission (special permissions may be issued by the Academic Advisor on behalf of the Dean), a student may make modifications to this course load.

Progression Requirements

All students in the BScN Program must:

  • Successfully complete all courses for each year of the program before proceeding to the next year's clinical courses.
  • Complete the program within seven academic years calculated from the initial date of registration in the School of Nursing.
  • Meet the progression requirements and maintain clinical skills from prerequisite nursing courses at a satisfactory level.
  • Submit documentation for all medical and non-medical pre-placement requirements