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.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Registered Nurse (RN)||Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (3012)||$53,400 - $98,800|
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.
*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.
Applicants with the highest grade point averages will be selected.
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:
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.
Applications are ranked according to specific program requirements
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.