College of Nursing
Academic Information & Policies
The following addresses college-level policies and information. For university-wide policies, please visit the U of S Policies and Regulations.
The College of Nursing
The College of Nursing was
established as a school in 1938 and became a college July 1, 1973.
Graduates are prepared to provide high quality nursing care in all areas
A variety of health care settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, and various community agencies, are used for clinical practice.
In summary, the College of Nursing offers:
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
2. Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS)
- Post-Degree B.S.N. Option
- M.N. Nurse Practitioner Option, M.N. Thesis Option, and M.N. Course-based Educational/Leadership Option
- Post Graduate Degree (NP Certificate)
4. Nursing Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program
(See Graduate Studies & Research section.)
5. Native Access Program to Nursing (NAPN)
6. Continuing Education and Development for Nurses (CEDN)
Degrees with Distinction
The B.S.N. degree with Distinction will be awarded to students whose total Cumulative Weighted Averages are between 0.7 and 1.5 standard deviations above the mean of the total cumulative averages for their graduating year and who have averages greater than 78%. The B.S.N. degree with Great Distinction will be awarded to students whose total Cumulative Weighted Averages (overall and nursing) are more than 1.5 standard deviations above the mean of the four-year averages for their graduating year and who have four year averages greater than 83%.
NOTE: This will be calculated based on CWA for years 2, 3, and 4 of the program.
NOTE: This will take effect for those students entering year 2 of the program in 2013-2014. Distinction and great distinction for those students who entered year 2 in year 2012-2013 will be based on the current standard deviation calculations.
The same criteria will apply to Post-Degree B.S.N. Option
students, but their Cumulative Weighted Averages in the program will be
based on their two years in the program.
The same criteria will apply to Post Registration B.S.N. students, but their Cumulative Weighted Averages in the program will be considered with the last five years of graduating Post Registration B.S.N. student averages.
College of Nursing courses are listed under subject codes NURS, NEPS, and GERO in the Course Catalogue.
NEPS & Post-Degree B.S.N. Courses:
Courses for NEPS and the Post-Degree B.S.N. option can be found under Nursing Ed Program of SK (NEPS) in the Course Catalogue. The last intake of students into the regular NEPS was September 2010. Not all year one and two courses will be offered in the upcoming academic year.
College Regulations on Examinations
Graduate Programs in Nursing
Master of Nursing Program
Students with a good performance in their undergraduate program are encouraged to continue their studies at the graduate level. Those interested should consult the College of Graduate Studies and Research section of the Course and Program Catalogue.
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program
Students interested should consult the College of Graduate Studies and Research section of the Course and Program Catalogue.
Native Access Program to Nursing (NAPN)
The Native Access Program to Nursing (NAPN) recruits and supports Aboriginal students interested in or enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Aboriginal nursing advisors in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert work with students to build community through gatherings and peer networks, provide academic and personal advisement and facilitate tutoring, mentorship and referrals to culturally appropriate supports as requested. NAPN advisors are also available to provide information and referrals for childcare, housing, funding and other concerns.
To learn more about NAPN,visit www.usask.ca/nursing/napn/.