Undergraduate Studies in Nursing
Western's Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing offers two ways for students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. Find out which one is right for you.
Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Program
The Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Program is designed for students applying directly from secondary school, or mature applicants, looking to develop the skills and knowledge to begin a career as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Compressed Time Frame (CTF) Program
The CTF Program is a 19-month course geared toward students who already hold a university degree, or who have completed at least two years of university, and have completed specific prerequisite courses.
Nursing Registration (Licensing) Requirements
To practice nursing in Canada, all graduates of a BScN program must complete and pass a registration exam. Registration and the designation of the title Registered Nurse (RN) is regulated in Ontario by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). To qualify to write the licensing exam graduates must provide proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, or authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to practice nursing.
For more details please visit the CNO website.
Entry to Practice: Outside of Ontario/Canada
For information about practicing outside of Ontario/Canada, please refer to our Assessment of Credentials page.