Post-Degree BSN Option
The Post Degree BSN Option (formerly known as the NEPS Second Degree Entry Option) is based on the NEPS curriculum which was developed as a result of collaboration between SIAST and the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. First Nations University of Canada joined the partnership in March 2003. The last intake of the collaborative program was in May 2010 and the Post Degree BSN Option will be maintained by the College of Nursing. The purpose of the option is to recognize previous university achievements of qualified students and provide them with the opportunity to receive a BSN in a shortened period of time. It is available to students who have completed a baccalaureate degree, or have made significant progress toward a degree in another field. The option provides an opportunity for full-time intensive study (six consecutive terms) with program completion in less than two calendar years. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and are eligible to apply for licensure with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA). Graduates of the four-year program, as well as the Post Degree BSN Option, are eligible for recommendation to write registration examinations administered by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA). Graduates of both options must be of good character and pass licensure exams before they are eligible to practice.