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.
90 Credit Units of Post- Secondary Study
- Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree of at least 90 credit units from a post- secondary institution recognized by the University of Saskatchewan
- Applicants must have made significant progress toward a degree (completed 90 credit units of recognized post-secondary study by April 30th of the year of their expected entrance date. At least 36 credit units must be at the senior level (senior level courses are defined as comparable to courses at the 200 level and beyond at the University of Saskatchewan).
A Minimum Average of 70%
A minimum average of 70% is required. A competitive average will be calculated on post-secondary coursework completed before December 31st of the year prior to the expected entrance date. Averages are calculated as follows:
An initial average will be calculated on your most recent 60 credit units of coursework. All courses within each academic year must be included.
Although coursework completed between January and April prior to May 1st admission will not be used in the admission average, the coursework will count toward admission and pre-requisite requirements, and the applicant will be required to maintain an average of 70% in these classes.
The Following Pre-requisite Courses
Please note all courses counted towards admission must be completed by April 30th prior to May 1st admission.
- Anatomy and Physiology 6 CU
- Humanities 3 CU
- Microbiology 3 CU
- Native Studies 3 CU
- Nutrition 3 CU
- Social Science 6 CU
- Statistics 3 CU
Please click here for acceptable pre-requisite courses
Please note you can apply with ONE deficiency in the following pre-requisite courses:
- Nutrition, or
- Statistics, or
- Social Science, or
- Native Studies
If you apply with a deficiency you will need to complete the class by the end of December of the year that you are admitted. Transcripts must be sent to the College of Nursing by January 31st of the year following admission.
English Language Proficiency
All students whose first language is not English must present evidence of English proficiency. Details on acceptable examinations and minimum requirements that must be attained are available under Information for Students. Go to English Language Requirements
This option reserves 16.6% of seats for persons of Aboriginal ancestry. Applicants of Aboriginal descent may compete within this category, rather than within the entire applicant pool. Applicants should identify themselves as Aboriginal on the application for admission.
- Acceptable Documentation
- photocopy of a Métis Nation Card
- letter from a First Nation Band or Métis Nation
- photocopy of an Indian Status Card
Find mre information regarding proof of Aboriginal Ancestry. Applicants applying for equity seats in this program must submit documentation by the January 30th document deadline.
Persons with Disabilities
Applicants with disabilities must consult with the program prior to application. To qualify applicants must self-identify on the application for admission and provide documentation to verify their status. The essential skills necessary to pursue nursing are outlined in this document: Becoming a Registered Nurse in Saskatchewan: Requisite Skills and Abilities
Additional Program Requirements
- Criminal Record Check: Due April 1st.
- Updated criminal record checks may be required later in the program based on clinical agency requirements. Criminal record checks can sometimes take a few months to process, so it is important you arrange for this as soon as possible.
- Cost approximately $35
All other program requirements are due May 15th
- Heart Saver CPR Level C with AED *
- A Standard First Aid Certificate. *
- Cost approximately $145 for CPR and First Aid when taken together
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information (WHMIS)
- No Charge through U of S
- Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR) Program*
- Cost approximately $170 (you will be provided with dates to sign up for this requirement).
- Respiratory Protection Fit Testing
- Cost is approximately $25 (you will be provided with dates to sign up for this requirement).
- Cost approximately $100
- Other supplies and resources:
- Cost approximately $100-$300
*Spots are limited for the above courses and fill up quickly. Register as soon as possible so that you can ensure the program requirements are met by the required deadline.
- For more information go to Health & Safety Requirements.
For Additional Information Contact:
College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
College of Nursing
University Of Saskatchewan
E Wing Health Sciences,
104 Clinic Place Saskatoon, SK. S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-6221