Information for Students
Post Registration BSN Program
The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, offers a baccalaureate program in professional nursing for registered nurses (RN) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPN). This program is designed to build on knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in a diploma program and enhanced through practice and continuing professional education. This program implements the principles of adult learning and encourages students to be self-directed. Graduates are ready to meet the challenges of a changing health care system and have the knowledge and skills for leadership in the improvement of nursing practice. The Post Registration BSN program does not prepare Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) for RN licensure. RPNs who wish to obtain RN licensure will need to access other avenues.
Students who pursue and complete the regular undergraduate program receive the same credential. Courses are taken over four years, and opportunities for part-time studies or reduced course loads do exist. The regular undergraduate program is open to students with either high school or post-secondary education.
- A total of 55 credit units is required for completion of the program. Credit may be granted for courses successfully completed in other programs. To receive the BSN degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a student must successfully complete at least 31 credit units from the University of Saskatchewan, of which at least 22 credit units must be nursing courses.
- All courses to be counted for the BSN must be completed within 5 years after enrolment in the first nursing course.
- Students are required to maintain active practicing registration while in the Post Registration program. Students will be required to provide proof of registration on a yearly basis.
- Students will attend two mandatory courses on campus for one week at the beginning (NURS 329) and two weeks at the end (NURS 411).