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Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN) is a 4-year program that qualifies graduates to apply for registration as a professional nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. The program is offered collaboratively by Western University and Fanshawe College.

There are two streams in the program:

Western Site:  Students remain at Western University for all four years of the program.
Fanshawe College Site:  Students study at Fanshawe for the first two years before moving to Western for Years 3 and 4.

Compressed Time Frame BScN Program

The Compressed Time Frame Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) is a 19-month course of study that prepares students for careers as Registered Nurses (RN) and qualifies graduates to apply for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Pathology offers an online course (Pathology 2420A) in general and systemic pathology to the nursing students in the collaborative Western-Fanshawe BScN program. The course material is accessed through OWL Sakai.  

Tutorial sessions are given at both Western University and the Fanshawe locations.


Pathology 2420A – Pathology for Nursing Students

A survey course providing an understanding of fundamental mechanisms of disease processes. The first half of the course presents pathogenesis of diseases common to all organ systems; the second half concentrates on disease in most of the major organ systems including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours/wk or equivalent online delivery with 1 tutorial hour/wk, 0.5 course.
Enrollment limited to students in the Western-Fanshawe collaborative BScN program.