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A Four-Year Collaborative Degree Program

Program and Campus Code: ENF* on the OUAC application form
London - September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at  


School of Nursing: 519-452-4220

In April 2000, the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced that as of January 1, 2005, all new applicants for the provincial registration exams (RN exams) must have completed a university baccalaureate nursing program. Toward this end, the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College, as equal partners in education, have developed a collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN).

The Nursing program is a four-year collaborative program between Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a professional nurse with the Colleges of Nurses of Ontario.

*Important Note:  Applicants wishing to enroll in the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College's Collaborative Nursing program at the Fanshawe College site must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre at

Program Description

The curriculum emphasizes a broad perspective of health and healing, health promotion and the ethic of caring. It takes into account health care needs in society and a changing health care system. The program educates nurses to work with individuals, families, groups and communities in a variety of diverse settings which enables students to develop sensitivity to peoples' experiences with health, healing and illness. Students learn to work in partnerships with clients, and interprofessional health care providers while actively participating in their own learning. Faculty and students work together in a collaborative, cooperative-learning relationship. The program prepares students to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX - RN) for Canadian entry to Nursing Practice.