Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)

The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

The SCBScN program is offered jointly by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina.

As a student you will begin your nursing education in Year 1 with opportunities to work directly with patients and clients.

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

Vision, mission and values of SCBScN program


  • We are recognized leaders in collaborative practice, excellence in nursing education and advancing health.


  • We learn collaboratively in a global environment of shared governance and scholarship.
  • We anticipate and respond to changing nursing roles, population and health system needs though innovative, interprofessional practice and community partnerships.
  • We collaborate in discovery, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge to advance nursing practice in innovative ways.
  • We are responsible and accountable professionals who advance health care, nursing science and practice, through a commitment to lifelong learning, advocacy, research, education and leadership.


  • Accountability – We advance high standards of ethical behaviours and decisions are based on sound evidence, professional values, good character and the responsibility to safely care for others.
  • Respect – Our treatment of and interactions with each other and clients are principled and dignified. We demonstrate respect through honest and consistent actions.
  • Diversity – We are diverse people from different cultures, heritages, life experiences and perspectives. Our diversity enriches our learning community and provides for the voices of all to be considered in decision making.
  • Innovation – We foster a community in which new ideas can emerge and create positive and innovative approaches, solutions, and actions.
  • Service – We illuminate socially relevant issues and employ our expertise to work with and for students, clients, families and the global community to advocate for health and educational services for all. The knowledge we generate and disseminate aligns with social and professional responsibilities.

Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)

The SCBScN program includes eight semesters of course work. The program is designed for full-time study.

As a student-centered program, we offer services to help you develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence you’ll need to be successful in your career:

  • Student services – such as child care, student residences, tutoring, health services, counselling services, academic workshops, employment assistance, scholarships or bursaries – provide you with the support you need to succeed in your program.
  • Online library databases available through the U of R and Saskatchewan Polytechnic provide access to thousands of scholarly books, journals, videos, newspapers, research, and online publications (e-books and e-journals) that you will need to complete assignments and conduct research.
  • Activities organized by your student union and student clubs will allow you to meet students outside the classroom and enjoy campus life.
  • As a SCBScN student, you will also be a member of the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA).

State-of-the-art teaching facilities help you to “learn by doing” using the latest in educational innovations. Facilities foster confidence regarding practice situations, enabling you to provide better care for clients when you enter the field.

  • Simulation Learning Centres (SLC) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, U of R and Swift Current*These centres feature computerized mannequins that mimic a real patient’s response to treatment. More than 120 different scenarios, from heart attacks to allergic reactions, can be replicated by these mannequins. SLCs allow you to safely practice what you’ve learned.* At Swift Current, the simulation learning centres are located at Great Plains College and at the Cypress Regional Hospital.

You will also utilize your knowledge and skills during practical experiences, which are supervised by either your faculty or by preceptors.

The SCBScN curriculum includes “informatics”. Electronic technology is frequently used in health care to store, disseminate and access health information quickly and in a variety of settings. All students must purchase an electronic mobile device (EMD) such as a smart phone or tablet prior to starting the program. Students then have access to e-texts and other resources using their EMDs.

Since the undergraduate program is offered at Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current,  the program uses “smart” classrooms equipped with Wi-Fi, video-conferencing , and web-based conferencing to support a variety of distributed teaching methods.