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WESTERN-FANSHAWE COLLABORATIVE NURSING PROGRAM


Admission Requirements

Possession of published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Current OSSD applicants should request application forms from their Secondary School. All other applicants contact the Registrar's Office.

Note: All students applying to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program do so through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (www.ouac.on.ca) choosing program code 'ENW' for Western and 'ENF' for Fanshawe College. Students are encouraged to apply to both Western and Fanshawe where applicable.

Note: Priority consideration shall be given, all other things being equal, first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents from Ontario, and second to Canadian citizens and permanent residents from other Canadian provinces. Special consideration may be given to a student supported by the Canadian International Development Agency or a similar agency.


Applicants Presenting a new Ontairo Grade 12 Diploma

Applicants must have a minimum of six U or M-level courses including:

REQUIRED

  • Grade 12 U Engish (minimum 60% required)
  • Grade 12 U Biology (minimum 60% required)
  • Grade 12 U Chemistry (minimum 60% required)
  • One of:
    • Grade 11 U Function & Relations (minimum 60% required)
    • Grade 11 M Functions (minimum 60% required)

Applicants Presenting the OSSD

Applicants must have a minimum of six OAC courses, including:

REQUIRED

  • OAC1 English
  • OAC Biology (minimum 60% required)
  • OAC Chemistry (minimum 60% required)
  • OSSD Grade 12 Advanced-level Mathematics

RECOMMENDED

  • OAC Calculus
  • OAC Algebra and Geometry

Western site applicants must meet the University's minimum overall average established by the Senate of the University. Because of high demand, the admission average to Nursing has traditionally been higher than this average.

Fanshawe site applicants must have a minimum overall average of 75% for consideration.


Applicants with High School Standing from other Canadian Provinces

Applicants from other provinces in Canada are eligible to apply for admission on the basis of senior matriculation if their academic records meet, in subject matter and standing obtained, both the admission requirements of this School and the admission requirements of a recognized university in their own province. This must include the successful completion of (university preparation) courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (comparable to Ontario Grade 11 Functions & Relations), with a minimum grade of 60% in each.


Applicants Currently Enrolled in a University, or who have Previously Attended University or other Post-Secondary Institutions

Entry to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program is on a competitive basis. Applicants
applying to transfer into or enter the nursing program are considered on the basis of their OSSD
average and university or other post-secondary standing. Specifically,

  • students applying with one year of full-time university study must have achieved a minimum
    70% overall average;
  • students having completed two or more full-time years of university may be admitted on the
    basis of a minimum overall average of 70% in the final two years of study.
  • students applying from part-time university study will be admitted on the basis of a minimum
    70% average in the last 10 courses completed.
  • students applying from a community college must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.5 in a
    completed program.

All applicants must also have completed the equivalent of the following Ontario secondary school
courses with a minimum grade of 60% in each:
Gr. 12 U English
Gr. 12 U Biology
Gr. 12 U Chemistry
One of:
Gr. 11 U Functions and Relations
Gr. 11 U Functions


Mature Applicants

Applicants who meet Western's definition of mature applicant and who have the requirements of OAC/Grade 12 U Chemistry and Biology (or their equivalents) with a standing of at least 60% in each will be considered for admission. OSSGD Grade 12 Mathematics or OSSD Grade 12 Mathematics at the Advanced Level, or one of Grade 11 U Functions & Relations or Grade 11 M Functions is also required.


Aboriginal

The School of Nursing recognizes that Aboriginal Peoples are not represented adequately in the nursing profession and therefore welcomes their applications.

Eligible Aboriginal candidates may be admitted to the nursing program from one of the two paths:

  1. Aboriginal candidates who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, and whose admission average has met the annual program admission average as determined by the School of Nursing and the University's Admission Office, will be considered for admission along with all other program applicants.
  2. Aboriginal candidates who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, but whose overall average has NOT met the annual program admission average as determined by the School Nursing and the University's Admission Office, will be considered on a discretionary basis to fill four seats (two seats at the UWO site and two seats at the Fanshawe College site) set aside for applicants in this latter category.

Submission of Applications for Admission

Current OSSD applicants should request application forms from their secondary school. All other applicants should contact the Office of the Registrar.

Applications for admission to the Basic Nursing Program must be submitted by February 15. Because of the large number of applicants, it is recommended that application be made early. The enrolment in this program is limited.


Admissions Appeals Procedure

Following the final date for application, applicants may file any supplementary information relevant to their application with the Registrar's Office.

Decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.

Applicants may request a review of the decision of the Admissions Committee, provided that such a request is based upon significant new information, pertinent to the application and not available to the applicant prior to May 1. This request must be filed with the Dean's Office not later than 2 weeks after the issuance of the original decision.


Program

Enrolment in non-Nursing courses is limited and in some cases, demand exceeds that limit. The University is unable to guarantee registration in any particular course and reserves the right to withdraw course offerings.


First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year

* Electives must be selected from courses at the 020-level or above and two electives must be at the 100-level or above. Psychology 140 is strongly recommended.


Full-Time Study

The above is the normal course load. In exceptional circumstances and only with special permission of the Dean, a student may make modifications to this course load.


Length of Academic Year

Each of the four years of the Basic Nursing Program consists of two terms that correspond to those of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Science.


Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses for each year of the program before proceeding to the next year's clinical courses.

The program must be completed within seven academic years calculated from the initial date of registration in the School of Nursing.

Throughout the program, students will be expected to meet the progression requirements and maintain clinical skills from prerequisite nursing courses at a satisfactory level.


Progression Requirements
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