Information for Students
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pre-Professional First Year
The pre-professional first year of study at a post secondary level is designed to build the core foundational knowledge necessary to pursue further studies in the health sciences.
Courses in Pre-Professional First Year
The pre-professional first year consists of 30 credit units (cu). The following course subjects and credit units are required for admission to the second year of the BSN program:
Social Science and open Electives provide students with choice to take courses that appeal to them. The college has provided a list of suggested elective options for ideas. Please consult an academic advisor if you have questions about an elective you are considering.
- English 3 cu
- Indigenous/ Native Studies 3 cu
- Chemistry 3 cu
- Biology 3 cu
- Statistics 3 cu
- Nutrition 3 cu
- Psychology 3 cu
- Social Science Elective 3 cu
- Elective 3 cu
- Elective 3 cu
View the chart for specific courses and equivalencies.
If you are attending the University of Regina for your Pre-Professional year please see the suggested timetable.
Students must obtain a minimum weighted average of 60% in the pre-professional first year courses in order to apply to the second year in nursing.
High School Prerequisites needed for the Pre-Professional First Year
Students must have successfully completed a secondary level standing with credit in the following courses:
- English A30 and B30,
- Biology 30,
- Chemistry 30, and
- Math B30 with recommended Math C30.
Admission average will be dependent on the admitting institution where the pre-professional courses are being taken.
The full pre-professional first year course requirements may be completed through a variety of post secondary institutions throughout the province, including:
- UofS Arts and Science
- UofS Continuing & Distance Education
- UofR Faculty of Arts and/or Science
- Northlands Regional College
Some pre-professional courses and equivalents may also be obtained through several other regional colleges across the province. Please check for availability and equivalency.
- North West Regional College - Battlefords Campus
- Great Plains Regional College
- Cumberland College
- Parkland College
- Lakeland College
- Southeast Regional College
- St. Peter's College
- Athabasca University
- Or other institutions that offer course equivalents
If you are attending a post-secondary institution outside of Saskatchewan, please visit the University of Saskatchewan Transfer Equivalents Website for course equivalency information.
While completing the pre-professional requirements, students who wish to pursue the Nursing profession and continue into the second year of the four year BSN program at one of our sites in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, and the North must apply to the College of Nursing for admission. See Admission Information.
Students in the pre-professional first year of study are encouraged to participate in the local and virtual learning communities that have been designed to build relationships with peers and senior students as well as provide an opportunity to gain exposure to the nursing profession in a fun and engaging environment.