Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Overview

Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina are collaborating on the delivery of the innovative Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

As a student in this new program, you will be exposed to the most contemporary practices in nursing education, have the opportunity to learn about nursing first-hand during Year 1, and benefit from the combined strengths of two leading post-secondary institutions. You will acquire the theoretical knowledge, clinical practice and critical thinking skills needed to assess the patient's physical, psychological and spiritual needs to provide holistic, patient- and family-centered care within interprofessional health care teams.

Learning opportunities will occur through a variety of methods, including classroom instruction, small group discussion, videoconferencing, simulation learning, and clinical practice education.

The program has been approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), the professional regulatory body for nursing in the province. The SRNA granted preliminary approval of this program in February 2011. This is the highest approval available to a program until there are graduates from the program.

The Senate of the University of Regina approved the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) on June 9, 2010.


This program is open for application from 8:00 a.m., October 1 to 4:30 p.m., February 15 (Saskatchewan time) each academic year. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary grades must be submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. Saskatchewan high school students must request a transcript to be electronically sent from the Ministry of Education to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1 and at the end of the school year. The final official transcript must be submitted by August 1.

As well, more program and course details are available at our Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing site.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates of the new program will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of settings with a wide variety of professional groups. This includes work in community health where the focus is on health promotion and illness prevention, as well as in acute care hospitals and clinic settings where the focus is to cure illness, manage chronic disease and support people at the end of their lives.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Registered Nurse (RN)Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (3012)$72,800 - $100,900

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September
Length: 4 years


  • Regina
  • Saskatoon


Admission Requirements

High School Admission Requirements

If you have completed or are in the process of completing Grade 12, you must present the following courses for admission to the program.

  • English Language Arts A30 *See note 1
  • English Language Arts B30 *See note 1
  • One of Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30, Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 **See note 2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 20 (Chemistry 30 is recommended)

*Note 1: Applicants may substitute one of Francais Fransaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.
**Note 2: Current Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and former curriculums. 

A minimum grade of 70% is required on each of the above required courses. Applicants with the highest admission average*** will be selected. Applicants from other Canadian provinces or from other countries can present equivalent courses. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.
***Students who are currently enrolled in high school will be considered under the University of Regina's Early Conditional Admission process. High school graduates will be assessed using the five courses listed above. 

Post-Secondary Admission Requirements

Applicants who have attempted 24 or more credit hours of approved post-secondary education will be admitted based on the following criteria.

  • Successful completion of the required high school course (listed above) or a post-secondary equivalent. (If prerequisites were completed at the high school level, a high school transcript must be provided in addition to post-secondary transcripts); and
  • A minimum of 65% UGPA on all post-secondary courses completed
  • If transferring from another Nursing program, a minimum UGPA of 65% and a positive recommendation on the Clinical Reference form.

Applicants with the highest grade point averages will be selected.

Additional Requirements

All successful applicants must provide the results of a criminal record check and vulnerable sector search, proof of completion of Standard First Aid, CPR Health Care Provider, and Transfer, Lifting and Repositioning (Trademark TLR) courses, and an up-to-date immunization record prior to the commencement of the program.

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements

The language of instruction at the University of Regina is English. All applicants to the University of Regina must demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in the English language. The following will be accepted as satisfactory evidence:

  • Completion of grades 11 and 12 English, in sequence, as part of two full academic years, in a high school using a provincially- or state-accredited Canadian or U.S. curriculum or a grade of 80% OR
  • A grade of 80% or better in a Grade 12 provincially-examined English course, as part of one full term of study.
  • Applicants who are eligible to be considered for Adult 12 admission status must have completed the last three years of their formal education at an English-language school or present other evidence of proficiency in English).
  • Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL 050) program or a minimum average score of 55 on the ESL placement exam both offered through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina. For further information, please contact the English as a Second Language Office, University of Regina, Tel: 306-585-4585, Email:
  • Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours (University of Regina degree level equivalent) in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities or social science subjects and with a grade point average of 60.00% or equivalent.
  • GCSE/IGCSE/GCE Ordinary Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language with minimum grade of 'B' or GCE A/AS/AICE Level English or English Language with minimum grade of 'C'.

If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you will need to submit results for one of the following tests. Test results must be received by Registration Services at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, directly from the testing service. 

  • CanTEST: A minimum score of 4.5 in each of Listening, Reading and Writing and a 5.0 or higher in Speaking
  • CAEL: A minimum score of 70 with a minimum sub-score of 70 in Speaking and minimum sub-scores of 60 in all other components
  • IELTS: An overall band score of 7.0 with a 7.0 or higher in Speaking
  • MELAB: A minimum score of 85 with a minimum sub-score of 3+ in Speaking
  • TOEFL: Internet-based (iBt): A minimum overall score of 90 with minimum sub-scores of 20 in Reading and Writing, 26 in Speaking and 22 in Listening
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: A minimum overall score of 580 with a minimum sub-score of 50 in each of Listening and Speaking, and a minimum score of 5.0 in each of Writing and Reading

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission.

Admission Method

Competitive Entry

Applications are ranked according to specific program requirements

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.


International Students

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Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for the Arts and Sciences courses in this program. To discuss PLAR for other courses in this program, contact us at 1-866-467-4278 and ask for the Program Head of this program.

Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.


Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association; Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Additional Information