Completion options

 

  • August Exit option – 3 years
    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.
  • December Exit option – 3.5 years
    The December Exit option is offered in Regina and Saskatoon and Swift Current. 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.
  • April Exit option – 4 years
    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.

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%. Swift Current 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 and LPN graduates of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic (former SIAST) practical nursing diploma program (since 2008) will be automatically placed in 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.