Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Admission to the College of Nursing four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) undergraduate program is non-direct entry.

Admission Requirements

Students may apply for admission into the second year of the Nursing program while completing the pre-professional course requirements.

Pre-Professional Year

The pre-professional year courses can be obtained through a variety of sources in the province. While completing the pre-professional course requirements, students who are interested in pursuing USask nursing at our sites in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Ile-a-la-Crosse and La Ronge must apply to the College of Nursing for admission to second year of the four year BSN program. Applications for admissions into second year are accepted starting in October.

Required Minimum Average

A minimum average of 60% is required for admission. Enrolment in the program is limited to the number that can be accomodated in class and clinical practice. Although the minimum required average in the pre-professional year is 60%, the actual admission average for second year may be higher depending on the number of competitive applicants who apply each year. Every effort will be made to accomodate qualified applicants.


Students may be considered for admission into the College of Nursing with ONE deficiency in the following prerequisite courses:

  • Nutrition or
  • Social Science or
  • Indigenous Studies or
  • Statistics

A deficiency in the application to the BSN is defined by the College of Nursing as a pre-professional year course not completed by April 30th of the admission year. When the admission average is calculated, 50% will be used as the grade in the deficient class. This deficiency must be completed by the end of December of the year you are admitted. Proof of completion must be received by January 31.

View a complete list of required documentation for admission here.