Collaborative Nursing

The nursing profession requires caring, compassionate and highly skilled men and women who nurture and treat patients alongside a team of medical professionals. If you’re looking for a high-paced, in-demand career where your kindness and medical knowledge make a difference in people’s lives, our Collaborative Nursing degree program will give you the clinical skills and certification you need to succeed.

Overview

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

You’ll study for two years at Fanshawe and two at Western University learning from experienced nurses who have worked in busy emergency rooms and doctor’s offices; professionals who know the ropes and are eager to pass on their knowledge. BScN

You’ll learn by working collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty in a state-of-the-art clinical education suite. This program also utilizes simulation learning. Learn more about our simulation labs.

You’ll complete a 12-week clinical placement in your final term where you’ll partner with a registered nurse in one of London's exceptional health care facilities. 

Program Overview

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 diverse settings, enabling students to develop sensitivity to peoples' diverse experiences with health, healing and illness. Students learn to work in partnership with clients and inter-professional health care providers, while actively participating in their own learning. 

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) – the entry-to-practice to become registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario –giving you the ability to work in a healthcare facility anywhere in the province.

For admissions questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar Advising Centre at advising@fanshawec.ca or 519-452-4277.

"The Western-Fanshawe Collaborative program provided me with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a competent and well-versed health care professional that is able to continue to carry out the high standard of care that is promoted throughout the program."
Rachel Downie
Graduate 2015
Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe's Collaborative Nursing program are prepared for a variety of positions in the healthcare industry. Pursue the path of working as a registered nurse in a variety of different industries or within a public hospital. Explore other opportunities available with a nursing degree such as a travel nurse, flight nurse, school nurse, or more.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Collaborative Nursing program:

Nurse Educator
Work as a staff development educator in a clinical environment, or as a professor or faculty member at a university or college.

Registered Nurse
Ensure resident care is provided with established nursing standards and principles, physicians’ orders’, and administrative policies.

Forensic Nurse
Care for victims of crime and play a crucial role in gathering medical evidence and providing expert testimony that can be used in court.

 

Program Details

Program Code
NSG3
Academic School

Program Coordinator:

Year 1 and 2:

Anne A. Lamesse, RN, BScN, MScN

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Degree
Duration
120 weeks

Admission Requirements

Applicants from High School:
OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:
- Grade 12 English (U)
- Grade 12 Biology (U)
- Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
- Grade 11 Functions (U) OR Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
(Note: minimum final grade required in each course is 65)
PLUS 3 additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
This is a highly competitive program and applicants should strive to achieve an average in the high 80s over the best six Grade 12, University (U) or University/College (M) courses which also includes the prerequisite courses stated above
AND
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test (CASPer)
OR
Applicants from College:
Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Ontario College Certificate** with a minimum overall average of 65% (C+) (2.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 65% (C+) in the following courses:
- COMM-3050 in lieu of Grade 12 English (U)
- BIOL-1003 and BIOL-1008 in lieu of Grade 12 Biology (U)
- CHEM-1004 and CHEM-1006 in lieu of Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
- MATH-1024 or MATH-1028 in lieu of Grade 11 Functions (U) OR Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
AND
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test (CASPer)
OR
Fanshawe College General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate** with a minimum overall average of 65% (C+) (2.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 65% (C+) in the following courses:
- COMM-3073 in lieu of Grade 12 English (U)
- BIOL-3012 and BIOL-3013 in lieu of Grade 12 Biology (U)
- CHEM-3014 and CHEM-3015 in lieu of Grade 12 Chemistry (U)
- MATH-3079 OR MATH-3080 in lieu of Grade 11 Functions (U) OR Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
AND
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics test (CASPer)
OR
Applicants from other acceptable programs at a College of Applied Arts and Technology must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.5 in an acceptable completed program, and the prerequisite courses listed above with a minimum grade of 65%
AND
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test (CASPer)
OR
Applicants from University:
Applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university or other post-secondary institutions and applying to transfer into the Collaborative Nursing program are considered on the basis of their OSSD average and university or other post-secondary standing.  Specifically, applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university must maintain a minimum average of 70.0% on the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses in order to be considered for admission.  Applicants with less than ten full credit courses must maintain a minimum average of 70.0% on all courses in order to be considered for admission. In addition, all students applying from university must have completed the prerequisite courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum final grade required in each course of 65% as stated in the Admission Requirements.
AND
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test (CASPer)
OR
Mature Applicants:
Mature Applicant who meets the University of Western Ontario definition of mature applicant (http://welcome.uwo.ca/preview/admissions/mature.html) and are able to demonstrate academic success within the last four (4) years by achieving a credit equivalent to Ontario secondary school courses in Grade 12 English (U), Grade 12 Chemistry (U), Grade 12 Biology (U) (or their equivalents) and Grade 11 Functions (U) or Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M) (or equivalent) with a minimum final grade required in each course of  65%.
AND
Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics Test (CASPer)

NOTE: Please check our CASPer webpage for more details.

Competitive Programs
*Important Note:  Applicants wishing to enroll in Western University and Fanshawe College's Collaborative Nursing program at the Fanshawe College site must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre at www.ouac.on.ca.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 University Stream English credit (or equivalent) with at least four recent years of full-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 92 for the Internet-based test (iBT) (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listening), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test with a minimum score of 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 15th
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  4. Achievement in Post-Secondary Studies (if applicable)
Note:
  • *All students applying to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program do so through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), choosing program code "ENW" for Western and "ENF" for Fanshawe College. Students are encouraged to apply to both Western and Fanshawe where applicable. 
  • **Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the General Arts and Science program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Collaborative Nursing program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the General Arts and Science program, however, does enable the student who lacks the requirements from secondary school, to be given consideration when applying to the Collaborative Nursing program. Students who are currently registered in the Fanshawe College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the Fanshawe College General Arts and Science program must successfully complete their certificate with a minimum overall average of 'C+' (2.5 cumulative GPA) by April 30, 2021, and meet the academic prerequisite courses and grades for the Collaborative Nursing program in order to be eligible for admission consideration in the immediately following academic year to the Collaborative Nursing program. Applicants from another Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology program must have the stated secondary school requirements in order to be considered for admission
  • Applicants from other provinces in Canada are eligible to apply for admission on the basis of senior matriculation if their academic records meet, on subject matter and standing obtained, both the admission requirements of the Collaborative Nursing program 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 (U) or Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)) with a minimum final grade required in each course of 65%
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

London (Fanshawe Costs)

Canadian Costs
$13,789.13
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$81,578.41
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Year 1
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Group 1
TAKE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY COURSES
(MINIMUM GRADE 65):
NRSG-7065N1060 Foundational Concepts Prof Nrsg 13
This course provides an introduction to the theoretical, philosophical, and ethical tenets of the nursing profession and nursing practice. The development of the profession, image of nursing, roles of nurses in the interprofessional team, and the framework for Registered Nursing practice in Ontario are explored. (3 hours/week)
NRSG-7066N1160 Foundational Concepts Prof Nrsg 23
Building on N1160/NRSG7065, this course enables students to begin to develop the thinking processes and clinical judgment required for professional nursing practice from a strengths-based perspective. Students will begin to develop their personal philosophy of nursing practice. (3 hours/week)
NRSG-7067N1070 Health Promo & Caring for Self 13
This interactive course enables the student to develop an understanding of caring and relational practice as the basis for health promotion in nursing. Nurses' responsibility for health promotion of self, colleagues, and clients is addressed in a variety of contexts. (3 hrs per week)
NRSG-7068N1170 Health Promo & Caring for Self 23
This interactive course, building upon Health Promotion and Caring for Self, Colleagues and Clients I, enables the student to continue to further develop an understanding of caring and relational practice as the basis for health promotion in nursing. Using a variety of theories, concepts, and conceptual frameworks, the student will acquire an enhanced perspective of how individual values, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences impact relationships with our selves, colleagues, and clients. (3 hrs per week)
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