Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The purpose of the Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDBSN) option is to recognize previous university achievements of qualified students and give them the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in a shortened period of time.

Admission Requirements

Post-secondary students applying for admission to the PDBSN option must have one of the following:

  • a baccalaureate degree of at least 90 credit units (cu) from a post-secondary institution recognized by the University of Saskatchewan, or
  • must have made significant progress toward a bachelor’s degree (completed 90 credit units of recognized post-secondary study towards a degree by April 30th of the year of their expected entrance date. At least 36 credit units must be at the senior level (senior level courses are defined as comparable to courses at the 200 level and beyond at the University of Saskatchewan). Applicants to the PDBSN will be provided with a Program Monitor form that they must complete to confirm courses completed to meet their degree(s) program requirements.

Prerequisite Courses

The following courses are prerequisites for entry into the Post-Degree BSN option. All courses being used towards admission must be completed by April 30 prior to May 1 admission.

  • Anatomy and Physiology 6 cu
  • Humanities 3 cu
  • Microbiology 3 cu
  • Indigenous Studies 3 cu
  • Nutrition 3 cu
  • Social Science 6 cu
  • Statistics 3 cu

View more examples of prerequisite equivalents

Learn more about transfer credit course-for-course equivalents from other universities. If you still have questions, contact an advisor.

Required Minimum Average

A minimum average of 70% is required for admission. A competitive average will be calculated on post-secondary coursework completed before December 31 of the year prior to the desired entrance date. Averages are calculated as follows:

  • An initial admissions average will be calculated on your most recent 60 credit units of coursework towards a degree. All courses towards a degree within each academic year must be included.
  • Coursework completed between January and April prior to May 1st admission will not be used in the initial admission average. However, the coursework can count towards the final admission average (if used to meet degree(s) program requirements) and pre-requisite requirements.
  • Applicants will be required to maintain a final admission average of 70%.

Deficiency

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

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.

Criteria for Special Case Admission

A student may be admitted as a special case admission into the Post-Degree BSN option. Special case admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for regular admission because their average is less than 70%. Learn more

View a complete list of required documentation for admission here.