The University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic jointly offer two collaborative programs: the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) and the After Degree Nursing program (ADNP).
There is one intake per year, with applications opening on October 1st. The deadline for applications is dependent on your application category. Please visit the respective page for more information below.
Each program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BScN).
Both programs have been approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA); the SCBScN program has also been accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).
Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)
As a Student in the SCBScN program you will begin your nursing education in Year 1 with opportunities to work directly with patients and clients.
The SCBScN program includes eight semesters of course work. The program is designed for full-time study.
SCBScN is accredited by the Canadian Association of Nursing (CASN). This means that your nursing program meets national standards of excellence in nursing education.
In addition to the standard program the SCBScN has the following options for qualifying students:
The SCBScN program offer’s the four year degree program as a Bilingual Program Option in partnership with the University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and La Cité universitaire francophone.
Join the only bilingual nursing program in Saskatchewan and complete half your degree in English and half in French.
Students in the bilingual cohort will expand their professional communication skills in Canada's two official languages and increase their career opportunities. You can remain in Saskatchewan while completing your nursing degree in French and English with access tutoring and other student supports in French at La Cité universitaire francophone.
Students in the bilingual cohort will expand their professional communication skills in Canada’s two official languages and increase their career opportunities. You can remain in Saskatchewan while completing your nursing degree in French and English with access tutoring and other student supports in French at La Cité universitaire francophone.
Applicants must meet all admission requirements of the regular SCBScN program. Applicants to the bilingual option must present proof of English and French proficiency. See the University of Regina for details. In addition, applicants must meet the French language proficiency requirements as identified by La Cité universitaire francophone through an online placement test.
Le programme du SCBScN de quatre (4) ans sera offert en option bilingue à compter de l’automne 2018, sous réserve de financement. Le SCBScN option bilingue est le fruit d’un partenariat entre l’Université de Régina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic et La Cité.
Le programme SCBScN option bilingue est le même que le programme régulier, toutefois cinquante pour cent (50%) des cours seront donnés en français. Il s’agit de CNUR 100, CNUR 102, CNUR 106, CNUR 201, CNUR 209, CNUR 300, CNUR 302 (seulement la partie pratique clinique), CNUR 400, CNUR 402, CNUR 403, CNUR 404, FRN 352, INDG 100, STAT 100 plus trois (3) cours facultatifs au choix.
À Regina, Sept (7) places sont disponibles pour cette option. L’admission peut avoir lieu au niveau du secondaire (voir ci-dessous) ou au niveau postsecondaire (voir ci-dessous). L’admission à l’option bilingue s’appuie sur une compétition. Les candidats doivent satisfaire à toutes les exigences du programme SCBScN régulier. De plus, ils doivent répondre aux critères de compétence linguistique en français tels qu’identifiés par La Cité universitaire francophone https://lacite.uregina.ca/placement/.
The SCBScN program is working with communities in Saskatchewan experiencing a need for increased numbers of graduates to fill Registered Nurse vacancies. A local intake is available in North Battleford.
Students who are from the North Battleford region (Rural Municipality of North Battleford) are eligible to apply for this option.
Students will complete years 1-3 of the SCBScN program in Saskatoon; students who are admitted to this option must complete year 4 in North Battleford. Students accepted to this site are automatically enrolled in the December Exit, which is a 3.5 year exit route. Year 4 of the program is completed in North Battleford from May to December, following the completion of year 3 courses.
Students admitted to North Battleford will not have the option to remain in Saskatoon or transfer to Regina for year 4 of the program.
Upper Year Admission is for applicants who have completed a practical nursing, psychiatric nursing or have completed 9 credit hours or more of nursing courses at a recognized post-secondary institution or nursing program.
Students admitted through the Upper Year admission category fill vacant seats in the upper years of the program.
4 years April Exit option (Default for Regina and Saskatoon)
The April Exit option is offered only in Regina and Saskatoon. The program includes two semesters of course work each year for four calendar years.
3.5 years December Exit option (Default for North Battleford)
The December Exit option is offered in Regina and Saskatoon. Students continue their studies during the spring and summer session at the end of Year 3 and complete the program in three and a half calendar years.
3 years August Exit option
The August Exit option is offered only in Regina and Saskatoon. Students continue their studies during the spring and summer session at the end of Year 2 and Year 3 and complete the program in three calendar years.
Students in Regina and Saskatoon who are interested in pursuing the August Exit option or the December Exit option are required to apply. Applications for these completion options are made available to students in December each year. Entry into these exits is competitive and based on a minimum PGPA of 70%. North Battleford offers only the December exit so students do not have to apply.
The August Exit option is intended for students in the second year of the program. To be eligible for this exit, students must have completed or be on track to complete all required year 2 courses by April of the year of admission to this exit option. (Note: preference given to students who have also completed all open electives).In addition, students in the After Degree Nursing Program will be automatically placed in this exit option. Upper Years students are required to apply for this exit option.
The December Exit option is intended for students in the third year of the program. To be eligible for this exit, students must have completed or be on track to complete all required year 3 courses by April of the year of admission to this exit option. (Note: preference given to students who have also completed all open electives).
It is recommended that student athletes reduce their course load and consider completing their program in more than four years. The schedule for a student attending with a full course load provides little or no flexibility needed for athletics. There is no provision for class, lab or clinical experiences to be made up. Student athletes are advised to speak with an academic advisor to discuss a program of studies that will meet their athletic schedule.
After Degree Nursing Program (ADNP)
The ADNP provides applicants who hold a degree in another field to complete the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program.
The ADNP maximizes your previous post-secondary education. You will have the opportunity to complete the SCBScN program in six consecutive terms (two calendar years). Please view the ADNP Program-at-a-Glance sheet for details.
Physical demands of the programs
Nursing is a physically demanding profession. If you are accepted into the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you will be required to participate in all aspects of the program. You will engage in clinical practice that involves physically strenuous activity such as repetitive lifting and bending, walking and standing over extended periods, and fine motor coordination. For more information on the skills and abilities of a registered nurse, please refer to the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association Becoming a Registered Nurse in Saskatchewan: Requisite Skills and Abilities (222 KB – PDF).
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