Nursing


Work together for success
Rachael loves studying at Western because of the community. She appreciates the great interaction with faculty members in the simulation labs that set you up for your practicum in the hospital. This hands-on learning helped build Rachael’s confidence before starting her hospital placement. What will your experience be like at Western?

Discover your student experience

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Registered Nurse through theory courses, professional practice, case-based learning and simulated clinical education. Develop clinical skills and confidence in a lab setting in one of our state-of-the-art simulation suites before embarking on your first practical placement.

Learn from faculty with varied backgrounds and diverse interests in areas such as mental health, homelessness, health informatics and technology, pediatric health, global health, aging and rural health.

Get a head start on your career with our Accelerated Year 4 option that allows some students to graduate one semester early. Join the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association, the national voice of nursing students in Canada.

Study what you love

Western's Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing offers two ways for you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. Find out which one is right for you.

Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN
Admission to this four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN) program is based on secondary school prerequisites (or equivalents). This program is offered at both Western and Fanshawe College, with the same curriculum taught at each site.

  • Western Site
    Students study at Western University for all four years of the program.
  • Fanshawe Site
    Students study at Fanshawe College for the first two years before moving to Western for years three and four.

Compressed Time Frame (CTF) BScN
Offered at Western only, the 19-month CTF program is designed for students who already hold a university degree or have completed at least two years of university study.