After Degree Nursing Program

The ADNP provides applicants who hold a degree in another field to complete the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program by maximizing your previous post-secondary education.

There is one intake per year, with applications opening on October 1st.

DeadlinesApplicationHigh School &
Post Secondary Transcripts
Risk Management Documents
Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsFebruary 15March 1August 1
International students on Study PermitJanuary 31 for 2021 intakeMarch 1 for 2021 intakeAugust 1

Applicants who have completed an approved university degree must meet the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of an approved university degree with a minimum UGPA of 70%
  2. Successful completion of the following admission requirement courses:
    • English 100 level
    • Statistics 100 level
    • Indigenous Health Studies 100 or Indigenous Studies 100 level
    • One of the combinations below:
      • BIOL 110 and BIOL 111(with a minimum grade of 60%)
      • KIN 261 and KIN 262 (with a minimum grade of 60%)
      • KIN 260, KIN 267 (with a minimum grade of 60%) and KIN 268 (with a minimum grade of 60%)

If you have completed any of the required courses outside of the University of Regina, please view the University of Regina transfer credit database.

If the course you have completed is not listed on the database, please send your detailed course outlines (syllabus) to for equivalency review. Course Descriptions will not be accepted.

If you are enrolled in an admission requirement course at or beyond the deadline:

Conditional admission will be considered for applicants who have completed three (3) or more admission requirement courses by the document deadline of March 1. Applicants who are enrolled in a remaining admission requirement course at or beyond the admission deadline may be offered conditional admission provided they are enrolled in the courses for which they have a deficit.

Applicants who have been admitted conditionally must satisfy all conditions outlined by the program including the completion of all admission requirement courses. An official transcript showing completion of these courses must be submitted to the University of Regina by June 30.

Internationally Educated Nurses

If you are an internationally educated nurse who does not have a current Canadian practicing license (i.e. LPN, RPN, RN, etc.), you cannot apply to the SCBScN program through the After Degree admission category.

Internationally educated and licensed registered nurses who have been educated outside Canada and have never been licensed as a registered nurse in Canada should contact the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association regarding requirements for licensure in Saskatchewan.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 which must be submitted with your application form. If you are applying online, payments can only be made using a credit card.

If you are a current or former University of Regina student, you are not required to pay this application fee; however, you must provide your University of Regina student identification number for verification and check off the box on the application form indicating that you are a current/former University of Regina student.

Official Post Secondary Transcripts

All post-secondary education must be declared on your application with official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions accompanying your application. See University of Regina for details.

All post-secondary transcripts must be mailed directly from each institution the applicant has attended, regardless of program, where any undergraduate courses were completed. All official post-secondary transcripts must be received to the University of Regina by March 1.

Students must submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended for any length of time. Failure to disclose attendance at any post-secondary institution may lead to cancellation of your application.

Applicants who are conditionally accepted due to enrollment in prerequisite courses at or beyond the document deadline, will be required to submit another official transcript with their final grades by June 30.

English Language Proficiency

The language of instruction at the University of Regina is English. All applicants to the University of Regina must therefore demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in the English language. See University of Regina for details.

If an applicant is demonstrating English language proficiency through an approved exam, the results must be submitted directly from the testing agency by March 1.

If you are an international applicant, all official transcripts (high school and post-secondary) and English Language Proficiency results (if applicable) must be submitted by January 31.

The SCBScN After Degree Nursing Program applications are open from October 1 to February 15 (December 31 for international applications).

There are two ways to apply:

The online application form is available through the University of Regina. If you have never applied to the University of Regina, you will be required to create an account. Online applications close at 11:59 p.m., Saskatchewan Central Time on stated deadline date.

Applications for the Fall 2021 intake are now closed. Applications for the 2022 Fall intake will open October 1, 2021.

Download and print the Application for Upper Year or After Degree Nursing Program form. Paper applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Saskatchewan Central Time on the stated deadline date. Please submit to:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2

Applicants with a completed undergraduate degree may submit two separate applications to both the After Degree Nursing Program and the regular SCBScN Program as a post-secondary applicant (see “Apply as Post Secondary Student”). Applicants will only be considered for the program route they apply for. Applicants who earn admission to both programs, and choose to accept the After Degree Program seat, will be automatically removed from their SCBScN Program seat.

Students who are accepted to both programs may contact Nursing Student Services at (306) 337-3300, 1-855-830-3300 (toll free), or at with any questions.

Each year, the After Degree Nursing Program receives more applications than available spaces. Admission to the After Degree Nursing Program is based on competitive entry with preference given to those who have completed a minimum of three (3) courses towards the admission requirements. All applications are considered; Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given preference.

Please contact:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2