FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Western-Fanshawe Nursing Student Association

How can I meet and stay connected with my future nursing class mates?


Find your Facebook group at "Western-Fanshawe Nursing Class of 2023" and "Western Nursing Class of 2023 (Main Site)" to meet your soon-to-be classmates and for more important information and exciting updates leading up to your orientation week.




How do I access a list of my course materials?


Western Students: To find your book list, check out Western's Bookstore and select 'Personal Textbook List'. Log in using your Western User ID and Password to see your required textbook list. Fanshawe Students: For a list of your required texts, visit this site and select 'London' Campus. Choose the "19F-Fall 2019' Term". Expand the "NSG31-Nursing-Collaborative Level" Program, and select the displayed courses > Click 'GO' to view your textbook list.




How can Western Site students pick up their student card?


Western Students can pick up their WesternOne Card at Western's 'Student Central Office' located in the Western Student Services Building, Rm. 1120 - right as you enter the front door. The building is beside the UCC. To pick up, you will need have your student ID number. If you live in Residence, you will receive your WesternOne Card during move-in day. The Student Central Hours from the Registrar's Office are as followed: ​Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will need your WesternOne Card to pick up your Buspass and Westernizer (Agenda) at UCC's Mustang Lounge -You cannot pick up Buspasses for your friends, without them being present. The Buspass and agenda can be picked up at your earliest convenience between August 31-September 9th. Distribution dates and times from the WesternUSC Website will be posted once released.




How can Fanshawe Site students pick up their student card?


Fanshawe students can pick up their Fanshawe FANCard at Fanshawe College's Gym (J-Building Gym). Your FANCard is your all-access pass to Fanshawe including: 1. ​London Transit Bus Pass – Simply show tap the card when you board any LTC bus (for full-time London Campus students only) 2. Student ID – This is your student identification card. It will be required at exams and is accepted as formal identification while you’re on campus. 3. Flex Plan - Load your FANCard “Flex Plan” account with money that can be used for purchases at all meal outlets on campus, as well as purchases in the variety store, photocopying, printing, library, and vending machines. Both you and your parents can add money to your Flex Plan by logging into the FANCard site. 4. Meal Plan - If you are a student in residence, check the account balance of your “Meal Plan” account as well as view your transaction history online by logging into the FANCard site. Money cannot be added to the Meal Plan account over the web. To add money to your card over the web which may be used to make food purchases, please use your Flex Plan account. 5. Access – This card grants access for all after-hours building entrances as well as computer labs and program specific facilities. Health Plan – The FANCard will be accepted by most pharmacies across Canada as a pay-direct drug card. You can pick up your FANCard at your earliest convenience at the Registrar's Office, E1012. In order to receive a student card, make sure you have paid your minimum required fees and have submitted any required documents to complete your registration. You’ll also need to bring identification - either government issued photo ID (e.g driver’s license, health card with photo) or two pieces of government issued ID (social insurance card, birth certificate). Note: Returning students continue to use the campus card issued last year and/or replacement cards can be obtained for $10.00 from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012. Fanshawe Students will also be receiving their WesternOne student cards in their classes. When the cards arrive at Fanshawe, they will be distributed during your class. However, students who wish to pick up their WesternOne cards at their own convenience in the first few days of September, are free to do so, at the dates, times, and location posted above. Note: Fanshawe students are NOT ELIGIBLE for Western Bus Passes, Westernizer Agendas and Health Plan/Benefits, as you will be receiving Fanshawe's Bus Pass(FANCard), Agendas and Health Plan/Benefits.




What is O-week? and How can I attend?


ALL first year students can participate in Western's O-week. Visit oweek.ca for more information.Note: Fanshawe Students: An O-pass (wristband) to this week-long event must be purchased separately in person at the start of O-Week (Sunday, September 2, 2018 and onward). You will be able to buy your O-Pass ($100) at the University Community Centre (UCC) building on Western University Campus (near Western Road), in ROOM 269. Your O-week group will be OFF-CAMPUS.​ Faculty Day at Western (Wednesday, September 5th, 2018) is FREE for all first year students regardless if you have an O-Pass or not. Fanshawe students: Your peer mentors and a bus will be waiting at Fanshawe College's Residence Circle at TIME TBA a.m. on the day of to bring you guys over to Western's Faculty Day events at Western's Campus. Students can choose to stay for the night's events if they have an O-pass. Or they can choose to board on the buses with the Peer Mentors at TIME TBA p.m. to go back to Fanshawe College.




What about scrubs? Do I need to purchse them?


Students need to purchase fitting, solid coloured (patternless) scrubs for clinical - no black or white scrubs. The scrub top needs to be matching with the scrub pants. Although white Shoes (with no mesh to prevent spills and bodily fluids from being absorbed into shoes) are preferred, running shoes will be suitable attire. On September 19th ScrubWear Factory will be doing a 15%off sale for all nurisng students in room 1350 of the FIMS and Nurisng Building. The sale will run from 10am to 4:30pm.




Is there a peer mentoring program for nursing students?


The Fanshawe BScN peer-mentors are second-year nursing students who have completed their first year at Fanshawe in the Collaborative Program. They have planned and will be hosting the orientation activities/ongoings at Fanshawe in September. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have any questions about the program, orientation, or academic concerns. As well the SNAPS program (Student Nurses Academic Peer Support) pairs first year nursing students (mentees) with upper years (mentors). The mentors will have the opportunity to guide their mentee throughout their first year, answer questions, share their experiences, provide advice, advise them of the campus resources, and much more. Apart from benefiting the first years, your commitment will enhance your leadership skills and you will be able to include this in your co-curricular record. If you are interested in being a part of this organization, please sign up and answer a few questions. Once you have signed up, stay tuned for more information about the upcoming meetings/orientation. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 14. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Virgilio Manabat (vmanabat@uwo.ca), VP Student Affairs.





Arthur Labatt School of 

Nursing

FIMS and Nursing Building,

Room 1302

London, ON, N6G 1G8

owfnsa@gmail.com

Photos & News Submissions

If interested in submitting photos from WFNSA events or news pertaining to upcoming related events, please email the VP Communications, Laura Matias (lmatias2@uwo.ca).

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