Collaborative BScN nursing programs receive CASN accreditation

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The Faculty of Nursing has earned accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for the collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), honours, and Registered Practical Nurse Pathway to BScN programs.

CASN accreditation is a mark of excellence; it is a Canadian and internationally recognized evaluation process to ensure that exacting standards in nursing education and expected student outcomes are met resulting in graduates entering the field with elite acumen, skill, and competency.

The school’s application for accreditation is voluntary and requires that the programs’ faculty, resources, and curriculum be evaluated by a review panel consisting of nursing education experts, public and court officials, executive directors, and community representatives.

Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, dean of the Faculty of Nursing, says she is delighted to have received accreditation.

“We met all the required critical elements, and I am proud to say that there were no program recommendations by CASN. The Faculty of Nursing’s dedicated team of associate deans, faculty, staff, and students worked long hours together for this achievement,” says Dr. Sheppard-LeMoine. “Without the strength and vision of our team, this outstanding accomplishment would not have been possible.”

She points out that the accreditation is a certification of distinction that provides University of Windsor Nursing graduates with a high ceiling for prospective careers.

“While filling the need of a nursing shortage, graduate employability is limitless. In addition, employers have more peace of mind knowing that an accredited collaborative nursing program like ours will continue to produce highly competent and educated nursing professionals who can make immediate contributions to a team that they could potentially be joining.”

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), honours, and Registered Practical Nurse Pathway to BScN programs, contact student success co-ordinator Fran Meloche at

View Collaborative Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accreditation

View Collaborative: Practical Nursing Program – Degree Completion Pathway Accreditation


- Gam Macasaet