Application Process

Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program – 4 Year Degree

Program Description

The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program is offered jointly with Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina. As a SCBScN student, you will have the opportunity to access services and experience student life offered by both institutions.

As a student you will begin your nursing education in year one with opportunities to work directly with patients and clients.

When you graduate, you will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. You’ll be ready to make a real different in the lives of your clients and communities and work as a valuable member of the health care team.

SCBScN Bilingual Option

The SCBScN program is set to offer the four (4) year degree program as a Bilingual Option beginning in the Fall, 2018, dependent on funding. The SCBScN Bilingual Option is offered in partnership with the University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and La Cité.

Bilingual Option

The program is the same as the regular SCBScN program; fifty percent (50%) of the courses will be offered in French. These include CNUR 100, CNUR 102, CNUR 106, CNUR 201, CNUR 209, CNUR 300, CNUR 302 (clinical practice portion only), CNUR 400, CNUR 402, CNUR 403, CNUR 404, FRN 352, INDG 100, STAT 100, and three open electives.

Seven (7) seats are available for this option in Regina. Admission is through High School Admission (see below) or Post-Secondary Admission (see below). Admission to the Bilingual option is competitive entry. Applicants must meet all admission requirements of the regular SCBScN program. In addition, applicants must meet the French language proficiency requirements as identified by La Cité universitaire francophone http://lacite.uregina.ca/en/evaluations-linguistiques/tef.

Applicants should indicate in the appropriate place on the application form (online or paper) that they are applying for the Bilingual Option. An applicant may apply for both the Bilingual option and regular SCBScN program.

My Community, My Nursing Degree (Local Intake)

The SCBScN program is working with communities in Saskatchewan experiencing a need for increased numbers of graduates to fill RN vacancies. For the 2018 fall admission year, two local intakes will occur; one in Swift Current and one in North Battleford. Applicants who are interested in the local intake must have a permanent address in the respective region.

Local Intake Option

Students who are from the Swift Current region (http://rmswiftcurrent.ca/) are eligible to apply for this option; eight (8) seats are available. Students will complete Years 1-3 of the SCBScN program in either Regina or Saskatoon (dependent on student choice); students who are admitted to this option must complete year 4 in Swift Current. Students complete the program in December, in three and a half (3.5) years.

Students who are from the North Battleford region (http://rmofnorthbattleford.com/maps.html) are eligible to apply for this option; sixteen (16) seats are available. 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 complete the program in either August (three (3) years) or December (three and a half (3.5) years.

Admission to the local cohort is through High School Admission (see below) or Post-Secondary Admission (see below). Admission to the local intake is competitive entry within that applicant pool. To apply for either of these local intakes, applicants should indicate their intent on the application form (online or paper), including the location to which they are applying.


High School Admission

The SCBScN program is a direct entry program for high school graduates. The program allows students complete their nursing education in four years, while also gaining clinical experience in each year of the program.

Admission to the SCBScN is competitive, applicants with the highest admission average will be selected.

Current High School Student

Applicants who are currently enrolled in high school will have their competitive admission average calculated according to the University of Regina’s Early Conditional Admission requirements:

  • One course in English or French Language Arts (grade 11 or 12)
  • One academic Math at the grade 11 or 12 level
  • One course from list A below at the grade 11 or 12 level
  • One course from list B below at the grade 11 or 12 level
  • One other course from list A or list B below at the grade 11 or 12 level
  • A maximum of two math courses may be used
  • Nursing does not allow use of any list B courses marked with an asterisk* (These have been removed from this list but may appear on other lists available on the University of Regina website)
  • Requirements 3, 4, and 5 must be met by different courses
  • Minimum admission averages must be met as per Faculty-specific admission policy (Nursing is competitive and requires a minimum grade of 70% in each course)

List A

Biology/Biologie Earth Science Health Science
Calculus/Calcul Environmental Science Physical Science
Chemistry/Chimie Foundations of Math/
Fondements des mathématiques
Physics/Physique
Computer Science Geology Pre-Calculus/Pré-Calcul

List B

Cree History of the Americas 30L Sciences sociales fransaskois
Economics Latin Sciences socials immersion
Espangnol Law/Droit Social Studies 20
French Mandarin Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies
Geography/Géographie Native Studies 20 Spanish
German Native Studies 30-Canadian Studies Ukrainian
History 20 Psychology Ukrainian Language Arts
History 30: Canadian Studies Saulteaux

Your provincial equivalents will be used.  View your provincial requirements to see the list of acceptable courses.

Applicants admitted according to the Early Conditional Admission requirements also must complete final admission subjects (see list below) with a minimum grade of 70% on each course. Applicants from other Canadian provinces or from other countries will need to present equivalent courses. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.

• English Language Arts A30 * See note 1
• English Language Arts B30 * See note 1
• One of Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 ** See note 2
• Biology 30
• Chemistry 30

*Note 1: Applicants may substitute one of Francais Fransaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.
*Note 2: Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 will be accepted.

 

Early Conditional Transcripts:

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents are required to submit their early conditional high school transcript to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. If these students are currently attending a Saskatchewan high school, they are required to have their transcripts sent electronically using the online request form at https://www.k12.gov.sk.ca/etranscript/ (select the option to have the transcript sent to “Saskatchewan Polytechnic” and “After January Exams 2017” (to meet the March 1 document deadline) AND “After June Exams 2017). If these students are currently attending an out-of-province high school, they can have their guidance counsellor submit a school-certified early conditional transcript by mail or email to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Registration Services by March 1.

Study Permit/Study Visa students are required to submit their early conditional high school transcript to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by January 31. If these students are currently attending a Saskatchewan high school, they are required to have their transcripts sent electronically using the online request form at https://www.k12.gov.sk.ca/etranscript/ (select the option to have the transcript sent to “Saskatchewan Polytechnic” and “As soon as possible” (to meet the January 31 document deadline for international applicants) AND “After June Exams 2017”). If these students are currently attending an out-of-province high school, they can have their guidance counsellor submit a school-certified early conditional transcript by mail or email to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Registration Services  by January 31.

 

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

High School Graduate

Applicants who have completed Grade 12, and have less than 15 credit hours of post-secondary studies, will be admitted on the basis of high school grades. Applicants from other Canadian provinces or from other countries will need to present equivalent courses. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12

If you have attempted 15 credit hours of post-secondary studies, you must apply through post-secondary admission.

If you have attempted 9 credit hours or more of nursing classes, you must apply through upper year admission

Applicants must present the following five courses for admission to the program with a minimum of 70% on each course listed. These five courses will be used to calculate your admission average.

• English Language Arts A30 * See note 1
• English Language Arts B30 * See note 1
• One of Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 ** See note 2
• Biology 30
• Chemistry 30

*Note 1: Applicants may substitute one of Francais Fransaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.
*Note 2: Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 will be accepted.

High school graduates must have these courses completed and an official transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. Applicants who graduated high school in Saskatchewan must request their transcript to be sent electronically directly via the Ministry of Education to Saskatchewan Polytechnic. These can be submitted online at https://www.k12.gov.sk.ca/etranscript. Graduates of an out of province high school must request the Ministry of Education in that province/territory to mail their transcript directly to Saskatchewan Polytechnic. For detailed information ( http://saskpolytech.ca/admissions/resources/high-school-and-post-sedondary-transcripts.aspx.)

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

If you are missing a high school pre-requisite

If you are missing a high school prerequisite, you can either:

• pursue studies through the high school system (www.saskschoolboards.ca)
• complete the high school course(s) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
• take the approved post-secondary substitute at the University of Regina (see list below)

Chemistry 30 CHEM 100 at the U of R
Biology 30 BIOL 100 or BIOL 140 at the U of R
ELA A30 and B30 ENGL 100 at the U of R

• One of Foundations of Math 30* or Pre-calculus 30 => AMTH 092, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 103 or MATH 110 at the U of R
*Students who have taken Math A30, Math B30, Math C30, AMTH 001, AMTH 002 or AMTH 003 prior to implementation of Foundations of Math 30 would also be accepted.

Applicants who have previously graduated and are upgrading the required admission subjects must have all required subjects completed and an official transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.

Apply as a current High School Student or High School Graduate

Admission to the SCBScN program is based on a competitive entry process. The program is open for applications from October 1 to February 15 (online applications close at 11:59 pm Saskatchewan time; in person applications must be handed in by 4:30 p.m. Saskatchewan time on the stated deadline date) each academic year.

For international applicants with student visas, the application period closes on December 31.

Application Fee

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 U of R student number for verification and check off the box on the application form indicating that you are a current/former University of Regina student.

There are two ways to apply:

Online application:
The online application form is available through the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website. If this is your first time, you will need to create a user account. You will need to mail all supporting documents to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus to which you are applying.

Paper application form: Download Here
Download and print the SCBScN – application – web (96 KB – PDF) Submit your completed application form to Registration Services at any one of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic locations (Saskatoon Campus, Moose Jaw Campus, Regina Campus or
Prince Albert Campus).

If you have a question about your application, contact Saskatchewan Polytechnic Registration Services:

Regina Campus: 306-775-7301

Applicants for the Swift Current or North Battleford locations: Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of either the RM of Swift Current or the RM of North Battleford. See http://rmswiftcurrent.ca/ or http://rmofnorthbattleford.com/maps.html for the areas belonging to these regions.

Documents to be submitted with application and deadlines

If you are a current high school student, you will submit two transcripts for your application. The first one is sent during grade 12, and the second is sent after graduation. The second, or final transcript must be an official transcript which must be submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by August 1. Saskatchewan applicants must request their transcript to be sent electronically from the Ministry of Education directly to Sask Polytechnic. Graduates of an out of province high school will request their transcripts to be mailed directly to Sask Polytechnic.

If you are a high school graduate with less than 15 credit hours of post-secondary attempted, all high school admission requirements must be completed and an official transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. Applicants who graduated high school in Saskatchewan must request their transcript to be sent electronically directly via the Ministry of Education to Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Graduates of an out of province high school must request the Ministry of Education in that province/territory to mail their transcript directly to Saskatchewan Polytechnic. For detailed information: http://saskpolytech.ca/admissions/resources/high-school-and-post-secondary-transcripts.aspx.

All post secondary transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution attended to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. Applicants who are enrolled in post-secondary courses at the time of application, must submit their final transcript by August 1. Applicants with outstanding grades at another post-secondary institution as of August 1 will be required to have an additional transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by September 1.

If you are an international applicant, all documents must be submitted by January 31.

Students must submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended even if fewer than 15 credit hours are completed. Failure to disclose attendance at another post-secondary institution may lead to cancellation of application.

All applicants who have completed post-secondary course work must be considered in Good Standing (ie. Not on faculty level or university level probation) at the University of Regina or former academic institution as of the start date of the program to retain their seat.

Decision and notification of successful applicants

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

All decisions will be made after the application deadline. Initial admission offers will be communicated electronically using the “applicant tab” on your mySaskPolytech account, prior to mid-April. Please ensure that you are checking your account frequently, or direct communication to an account that you do use frequently. Unless otherwise stated, you typically have 15 days to respond to any further requests.

If accepted, you will receive an admission decision for each site location to which you’ve applied. However, you can ACCEPT a position at only ONE site.

The deadline for responding to the offer of admission is noted in your letter of offer.

Post Secondary Admission
Post secondary

Applicants who have attempted 15 or more credit hours of approved post-secondary education must meet the following criteria:

• Successful completion of the required high school courses (listed below) or a post-secondary equivalent. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.
• A minimum of 65% UGPA on ALL post-secondary studies presented.

• English Language Arts A30 * See note 1
• English Language Arts B30 * See note 1
• One of Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 ** See note 2
• Biology 30
• Chemistry 30

*Note 1: Applicants may substitute one of Francais Fransaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.
*Note 2: Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 will be accepted.

If prerequisites were completed at the high school level, a high school transcript must be provided in addition to all post-secondary transcripts. An official transcript must be submitted directly from the institution(s) to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. For detailed information: (http://saskpolytech.ca/admissions/resources/high-school-and-post-secondary-transcripts.aspx)

Official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted directly from the institution to Saskatchewan Polytechnic even if fewer than 15 credit hours are completed. Failure to disclose attendance at another post-secondary institution may lead to cancellation of application.

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

If you are missing a High School prerequisite

If you are missing a high school prerequisite, you can either:

• pursue studies through the high school system (www.saskschoolboards.ca)
• complete the high school course(s) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
• take the approved post-secondary substitute at the University of Regina (see list below)

Chemistry 30 CHEM 100 at the U of R
Biology 30 BIOL 100 or BIOL 140 at the U of R
ELA A30 and B30 ENGL 100 at the U of R

• One of Foundations of Math 30* or Pre-calculus 30 => AMTH 092, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 103 or MATH 110 at the U of R
*Students who have taken Math A30, Math B30, Math C30, AMTH 001, AMTH 002 or AMTH 003 prior to implementation of Foundations of Math 30 would also be accepted.

Applicants who are upgrading the required admission subjects must have all required subjects completed and an official transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

If you are enrolled in post secondary courses at or beyond the admission deadline

Applicants who are enrolled in post-secondary courses at or beyond the admission deadline may be offered conditional admission if they have completed 15 or more credit hours and are registered in the required admission subjects. Applicants who have been admitted conditionally must satisfy all conditions outlined by the program including the completion of all required admission subjects and an official transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by August 1.

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

If you already have a completed Degree

Applicants who have completed a degree may choose to apply to both the SCBScN program through the regular post secondary category and the After Degree Nursing Program.  Applicants who choose to do this must be aware that there is no ability to transfer between programs.  The program to which the applicant is admitted must be completed.  If the applicant is accepted to the SCBScN program through the post-secondary category, transfer credit will be assessed and credit granted for courses within the regular SCBScN program.  Applicants should expect to complete the program within a minimum of three years, depending on the transfer credit assessed and the exit option chosen; limited seats are available for the August and December exits.

Apply as Post Secondary

Admission to the SCBScN program is based on a competitive entry process. The program is open for applications from October 1 to February 15 (online) applications close at 11:59 pm Saskatchewan time; in person applications must be handed in by 4:30 p.m. Saskatchewan time on the stated deadline date) each academic year.

For international applicants with student visas, the application period closes on December 31.

Application fee

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 U of R student number for verification and check off the box on the application form indicating that you are a current/former University of Regina student.

There are two ways to apply:

Online application:
The online application form is available through the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website. If this is your first time, you will need to create a user account. You will need to mail all supporting documents to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus to which you are applying.

Paper application form: Download Here
Download and print the SCBScN – application – web (96 KB – PDF) Submit your completed application form to Registration Services at any one of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic locations (Saskatoon Campus, Moose Jaw Campus, Regina Campus or Prince Albert Campus).

If you have a question about your application, contact Saskatchewan Polytechnic Registration Services:

Regina Campus: 306-775-7301

Applicants for the Swift Current or North Battleford locations: Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of either the RM of Swift Current or the RM of North Battleford. See http://rmswiftcurrent.ca/ or http://rmofnorthbattleford.com/maps.html for the areas belonging to these regions.

 

Documents to be submitted with application and deadlines

If prerequisites were completed at the high school level, a high school transcript must be provided in addition to all post-secondary transcripts. An official transcript must be submitted directly from the institution(s) to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1. For detailed information ( http://saskpolytech.ca/admissions/resources/high-school-and-post-sedondary-transcripts.aspx.)

All post secondary transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution attended to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by March 1.

If you are conditionally accepted because you are enrolled in post-secondary courses at or beyond the admission deadline, an official transcript must be submitted directly from the institution to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by August 1. Applicants with outstanding grades at another post-secondary institution as of August 1 will be required to have an additional transcript submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by September 1.

If you are an international applicant, all documents must be submitted to Saskatchewan Polytechnic by January 31.

Students must submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended even if fewer than 15 credit hours are completed. Failure to disclose attendance at another post-secondary institution may lead to cancellation of application.

All applicants who have completed post-secondary course work must be considered in good standing (ie. Not on faculty level or university level probation) at the U of R or former academic institution as of the start date of the program to retain their seat.

Decision and notification of successful applicants

Admission to the SCBScN program is competitive, therefore only students with the highest admission average will be selected.

All decisions will be made after the application deadline. Initial admission offers will be communicated electronically using the “applicant tab” on your mySaskPolytech account, prior to mid-April. Please ensure that you are checking your account frequently, or direct communication to an account that you do access frequently. Unless otherwise stated, you typically have 15 days to respond to any further requests.

If accepted, you will receive an admission decision for each site location to which you’ve applied. However, you can ACCEPT a position at only ONE site.

The deadline for responding to the offer of admission is noted in your letter of offer.

Upper Year Admission

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, should apply to the SCBScN program through the Upper Years admission route.

Students admitted through the Upper Year admission category fill vacant seats in the upper years of the program. There is no set number of seats available and admission is based on the ‘fit’ between courses required for an applicant’s program of study after transfer credit evaluation and availability of spots in the courses required.

Deadlines

Application Deadline: January 31

Document Deadline: January 31

Risk Management Requirements: August 1; November 1

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing Graduate - 2008+

Graduates of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing Diploma program (since 2008) are not required to present the high school and/or post-secondary admission requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum UGPA of 65% on all post-secondary studies presented
  • Successful completion of the Practical Nursing Diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure

Admission Documents

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Psychiatric Nursing Diploma Graduate - 2010+

Graduates of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program (since 2010) are not required to present the high school and/or post-secondary admission requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum UGPA of 65% on all post-secondary studies presented
  • Successful completion of the Psychiatric Nursing Diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure

Admission Documents

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure
NorQuest Practical Nursing Diploma Graduate - 2003+

Graduates of the NorQuest Practical Nursing Diploma (since 2003) do not need to present the high school and/or post-secondary admission requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum UGPA of 65% on all post-secondary studies presented
  • Successful completion of the Practical Nursing Diploma from NorQuest
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure

Admission Documents:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure
Licensed Practical Nursing Graduates from Another Practical Nursing Program

Graduates from other practical nursing programs must meet the following high school and/or post-secondary admission requirements:

  • Successful completion of the required high school admission courses, or post-secondary equivalent. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.
    • English Language Arts A30*
    • English Language Arts B30*
    • One of Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30**
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
  • A minimum UGPA of 65% in all post-secondary studies presented

* Applicants may substitute one of Francais Franksaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.

**Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 will be accepted

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Successful completion of a Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure
  • Course outlines (syllabus) for all nursing courses that have been completed
  • Program Reference Form

Course Outlines (Syllabus)

Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted for all nursing courses that have been completed. This will enable the program to determine where you ‘fit’ in the SCBScN program and whether space is available. Failure to submit course outlines may result in a delay in consideration of an application.

Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted to:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

Psychiatric Nursing Graduate from Another Psychiatric Nursing Program

Graduates from other psychiatric nursing programs must meet the following high school and/or post-secondary admission requirements:

  • Successful completion of the required high school admission courses, or post-secondary equivalent. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.
    • English Language Arts A30*
    • English Language Arts B30*
    • One of Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30**
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • A minimum UGPA of 65% in all post-secondary studies presented

* Applicants may substitute one of Francais Franksaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.

**Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 will be accepted

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Successful completion of a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma
  • Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure
  • Course outlines (syllabus) for all nursing courses that have been completed
  • Program Reference Form

Course Outlines (Syllabus)

Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted for all nursing courses that have been completed. This will enable the program to determine where you ‘fit’ in the SCBScN program and whether space is available. Failure to submit course outlines may result in a delay in consideration of an application.

Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted to:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

Post-Secondary Applicants with 9 Credit Hours or More of Nursing Classes Attempted

Applicants who have attempted a minimum of 9 credit hours or more of nursing classes must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the required high school admission courses, or post-secondary equivalent. GED will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12.
    • English Language Arts A30*
    • English Language Arts B30*
    • One of Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30**
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
  • A minimum UGPA of 65% in all post-secondary studies presented

* Applicants may substitute one of Francais Fransaskois A30/B30 or Francais Immersion 30 for English Language Arts A30 or B30. Applicants from Fransaskois and French Immersion programs may also substitute the equivalent subjects taught in French for those listed above.

**Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30, Math C30 or Calculus 30 will be accepted

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Course outlines (syllabus) for all nursing courses that have been completed
  • Program Reference Form

Course Outlines (Syllabus)

Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted for all nursing courses that have been completed. This will enable the program to determine where you ‘fit’ in the SCBScN program and whether space is available. Failure to submit course outlines may result in a delay in consideration of an application.

Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted to:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

English Language Proficiency

Students who have not completed at least 24 credit hours (University of Regina degree level equivalent) in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities and social sciences and with a minimum UGPA of 60% or equivalent, are required to show proof of English language proficiency, through one of the tests listed below:

    • CanTEST: A minimum score of 4.5 in each of Listening, Reading and Writing and a 5.0 or higher in Speaking
    • CAEL: A minimum score of 70 with a minimum sub-score of 70 in Speaking and minimum sub-scores of 60 in all other components
    • IELTS (Academic): A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 5.0, and a minimum score of 7.0 in Speaking
    • MELAB: A minimum score of 85 with a minimum sub-score of 3+ in Speaking
    • TOEFL: The internet-based, iBt exam with a minimum overall score of 90 with minimum sub-scores of 20 in Reading and Writing, 26 in Speaking and 22 in Listening, or the paper-based exam with a minimum Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5. (Note: the Institutional TOEFL is not accepted).
Risk Management Requirements
  • The following risk management requirements must be completed and submitted by August 1 of the year of admission:
    • CPR BLS (HCP) Provider Certificate
    • Standard First Aid Certificate
    • WHMIS Training
    • Immunization Record
    • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC-VSC)
  • The following risk management requirements must be completed and submitted by November 1 of the year of admission:
    • Transferring, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) Certificate
  • For questions regarding risk management requirements, please call 306-775-7984 or email reginanursingdocuments@saskpolytech.ca
Selection Process
  • Students admitted through the Upper Year admission category fill vacant seats in the upper years of the program. There is no set number of seats available and admission is based on the ‘fit’ between courses required for an applicant’s program of study after transfer credit evaluation and availability of spots in the courses required.
  • Admission to the SCBScN program through the Upper Years application route is based on competitive entry and ‘fit.’ Where two or more applicants ‘fit’ into the same vacancy, applicants with the highest undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) will be selected.
  • Applicants who are completing their LPN or RPN program are eligible to apply; preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed their LPN program and have been working for one year or more
  • Each year, the Upper Years admission route receives more applications than available spaces. All applications are considered; Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given preference.
  • Admission is dependent on available space in the SCBScN program and therefore is not guaranteed.
  • Failure to disclose attendance at another post-secondary institution may lead to cancellation of application
  • Failure to submit course outlines (syllabus) may result in a delay in consideration of an application.
Transfer Credit

The SCBScN program has established set transfer credit for the following programs:

For graduates from other LPN, RPN, or nursing programs, the SCBScN program requires students to submit course outlines from their entire nursing program in order to determine a student’s ‘fit’ in the program.

Notification of Admission

Notification of admission can take considerable time. Due to transfer credit evaluation, LPNs, RPNs, and applicants from other nursing programs could be notified of their admission status in late August.

Internationally Educated Nurses

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

Apply Now as an Upper Years Applicant

The SCBScN Upper Years applications are open from October 1 to January 31. Online applications close at 11:59 p.m., Saskatchewan Central Time. In person applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Saskatchewan Central Time on the stated deadline date.

Application Fee

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

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

There are two ways to apply:

Online Application:

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.

https://banner.uregina.ca/prod/sct/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Paper Application:

Download and print the SCBScN application: Download Here

Please submit to:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

Questions? Contact Nursing Student Services

Please contact:

SCBScN Program
Student Services
University of Regina
Phone: 306-337-3300
Toll-Free: 1-855-830-3300
Email: nursing@uregina.ca

After Degree Nursing Program Admission

After Degree Nursing Program

Students admitted to the ADNP complete a variation of the SCBScN program in six (6) consecutive terms or two (2) calendar years.

  • Fall entry only
  • 28 seats in Regina
Application Deadline

Application Deadline: February 15; December 31 for international applicants

Document Deadline: March 1; January 15 for international applicants

Admission Requirement Deadline: June 30

Risk Management Requirements: August 1

Admission Requirements
  1. Successful completion of an approved university degree with a minimum UGPA of 70%
  2. Completion of the following courses:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (with a minimum grade of 60%) - 6 credit hours (or equivalent)
    • English 100
    • Statistics 100
    • Indigenous Health Studies 100 or Indigenous Studies 100

Admission preference will be given to students who have three (3) or more admission requirements completed prior to application

Students with less than three (3) of these courses completed may be accepted conditionally. All admission requirements must be met by June 30th for 2018 admission.

*Please see the course equivalency form for more information

If you have completed a Statistics, English, Indigenous Health Studies, or Indigenous Studies course outside of the University of Regina, please view the University of Regina transfer credit database: https://www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/transfer-credit/transfer-credit-course-equivalents.html. If the course you have completed is not listed on the database, please send your course outlines (syllabus) to nursing@uregina.ca for equivalency review.

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

Applicants who are enrolled in an 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 30th.

Selection Process

Admission to the SCBScN ADNP is based on competitive entry with preference given to those who have completed a minimum of three (3) courses towards the admission requirements

Each year, the ADNP receives more applications than available spaces. All applications are considered; Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given preference.

English Language Profieciency

Students who have not completed at least 24 credit hours (University of Regina degree level equivalent) in an approved English-language post-secondary institution, including at least 6 credit hours in humanities and social sciences and with a minimum UGPA of 60% or equivalent, are required to show proof of English language proficiency, through one of the tests listed below:

    • CanTEST: A minimum score of 4.5 in each of Listening, Reading and Writing and a 5.0 or higher in Speaking
    • CAEL: A minimum score of 70 with a minimum sub-score of 70 in Speaking and minimum sub-scores of 60 in all other components
    • IELTS (Academic): A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 5.0, and a minimum score of 7.0 in Speaking
    • MELAB: A minimum score of 85 with a minimum sub-score of 3+ in Speaking
    • TOEFL: The internet-based, iBt exam with a minimum overall score of 90 with minimum sub-scores of 20 in Reading and Writing, 26 in Speaking and 22 in Listening, or the paper-based exam with a minimum Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5. (Note: the Institutional TOEFL is not accepted).
Risk Management Requirements
  • The following risk management requirements must be completed and submitted by August 1 of the year of admission:
    • CPR BLS (HCP) Provider Certificate
    • Standard First Aid Certificate
    • WHMIS Training
    • Immunization Record
    • Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (TLR) Certificate
    • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC-VSC)
  • For questions regarding risk management requirements, please call 306-775-7984 or email reginanursingdocuments@saskpolytech.ca
Program Template
  • The SCBScN ADNP program requires students to complete 87 credit hours in six (6) consecutive terms months or 2 calendar years.
  • Please view the attached program-at-a-glace sheet:

http://www.sasknursingdegree.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SCBScN-Quick-Answer-Sheet_After-Degree-Nursing_September-2017_1.pdf

Designated Indigenous Seats
  • The SCBScN ADNP program has four (4) equity or designated seats for Indigenous applicants in Year 1.
  • If you are considering applying to the SCBScN ADNP, contact staff in our Aboriginal Nursing Student Achievement Program (ANSAP)
  • Our staff can provide academic services, cultural and personal support for you during your nursing program. Please ensure to contact an ANSAP staff member if you require assistance with your applications to the SCBScN ANDP:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

University of Regina

Apply Now as an After Degree Nursing Student

The SCBScN After Degree Nursing Program applications are open from October 1 to February 15. Online applications close at 11:59 p.m., Saskatchewan Central Time. In person applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Saskatchewan Central Time on the stated deadline date.

Application Fee

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

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

There are two ways to apply:

Online Application:

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. 

https://banner.uregina.ca/prod/sct/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Paper Application: 

Download and print the SCBScN application: Download Here

Please submit to:

SCBScN Program – Enrolment Services
Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

Contact Nursing Student Services

The SCBScN program will be offering group information sessions for applicants interested in applying to the After Degree Nursing Program: