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. Enrolment in the Compressed Time Frame BScN program is limited and possession of the minimum requirements should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission. No other supplemental application is required.

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Admission Requirements

Prerequisite Course Equivalency

Applicants with university preparation at Canadian institutions should reference the Course Equivalency List to determine which courses are suitable physiology, anatomy, and statistics prerequisites.
This list is subject to change and is not exhaustive. Applicants who have completed a course not included on the Equivalency List are required to submit a detailed course syllabus to determine the eligibility of the course for prerequisite purposes. Course syllabi will only be accepted and reviewed once a formal application to the program has been submitted through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.

Applicants with university preparation outside of North America must submit a course-by-course evaluation through 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