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 of nursing.
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. Post-Degree B.S.N. Option
3. Master of Nursing Program: M.N. Nurse Practitioner Option, M.N. Thesis Option, and M.N. Course-based Educational/Leadership Option. See Graduate Studies & Research section.
4. Post-Graduate Degree Specialization Certificate (NP Certificate) (See Graduate Studies & Research section.)
5. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program (See Graduate Studies & Research section.)
6. Native Access Program to Nursing (NAPN)
7. Continuing Education and Development for Nurses (CEDN)
Degrees with Distinction
B.S.N. and Post-Degree B.S.N. Option
The B.S.N. Degree with Distinction will be awarded to students with an average of 78% or above. Great Distinction will be awarded to students with averages of 83% or above.
College of Nursing courses are listed under subject codes NURS, NEPS, and GERO in the Course Descriptions.
Post-Degree B.S.N. Courses:
Courses for the 2013 intake of the Post-Degree B.S.N. option can be found under Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) in the Course Descriptions.
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.
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/.