NursingWestern Health Sciences

Admission Requirements


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

Application Deadline:
March 1

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Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply to the Compressed Time Frame Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, applicants must have:

  • Completed at least 10.0 university-level full-course equivalents
  • A minimum 75% (3.0 GPA) average in the most recently completed 10.0 university-level full-course equivalents, with a minimum grade of 60% in each of:
    • Physiology
    • Anatomy
    • Statistics (see below)

NOTE: Students applying from a Registered Practical Nurse program are not eligible for admission to the Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

Course Prerequisites

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

  • No more than 5.0 courses at the introductory level (equivalent to courses numbered 1000 to 1999 at Western University) for applicants applying with only 10.0 courses
  • 1.0 course in human physiology, or equivalent*
  • 0.5 course in anatomy*
  • 0.5 course in introductory statistics*
    • *Applicants with university preparation at Canadian institutions should reference the Course Equivalency List to determine which courses meet the physiology, anatomy and statistics requirements

Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the minimum requirements should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission. Students 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