Western Regional School of Nursing Program Receives Seven-Year Approval Status

Oct 27, 2022

Western Health is pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program, offered by the Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON), has received seven-year approval status from the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL) for the fourth consecutive time with a score of 100 per cent. This outstanding accomplishment succeeds the July announcement that the WRSON received a seven-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

Accreditation promotes excellence and is recognized worldwide as an important, objective method to assess professional education programs. Accreditation identifies strengths and opportunities for improvement that can guide decision making. The process provides administrators and faculty with information regarding areas that require development, modification and/or resources.

“To receive this seven-year accreditation and approval speaks to the high caliber of undergraduate nursing education in our province, and the dedicated commitment and tremendous work of our students, faculty, staff, and administration,” said Peggy Colbourne, Director of Western Regional School of Nursing. “It is the support of our collaborative sites, The Centre for Nursing Studies, and Memorial University Faculty of Nursing, as well as health care facilities and staff across the province, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, and numerous community organizations that has made this success possible.”

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate Western Regional School of Nursing on this incredible achievement,” said Bryson Webb, Chair Board of Trustees. “Earning a seven year accreditation attests to our exemplary faculty, the commitment of staff, and the dedication of many registered nurses in providing high quality nursing education. We are very proud of the caliber of nurses who are educated at Western Regional School of Nursing, and we know that they are the health care leaders of our future.”

 Western Regional School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program in collaboration with Memorial University Faculty of Nursing and the Centre for Nursing Studies.