As a result of COVID-19, the College of Nursing is postponing the May 2022 intake of the Post-Degree BSN option. We encourage students to apply to the full Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the upcoming year. If you have further questions please contact an academic advisor.
The College of Nursing accepts online applications for the Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDBSN) option starting in early October until January 15. The application fee is $90.00.
Required Documentation for Admission
Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (regardless of whether or not they pertain to nursing), must be mailed directly from the institution to the address below. Please note the applicant cannot submit the transcript(s).
Send official transcripts by January 31 for all course work completed up to December of the year prior to your expected admission and from each post-secondary institution (other than the U of S) you have attended.
Submit an unofficial transcript or proof of registration for courses being taken between January and April of the year of your desired entrance date. A final transcript must be sent when all courses are complete.
The Situational Judgement Test
Beginning in 2022, the College of Nursing requires applicants to complete an online situational judgement test. This test, called CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) assesses non-academic attributes and inter-personal skills essential for success in nursing.
The situational judgement test involves a series of video or text based scenarios and asks test-takers what they would do and why they would do it. The test assesses for communication, collaboration, equity, professionalism, problem solving, empathy, motivation, and ethics. There are no wrong answers.
Please direct inquiries about the test to email@example.com.
To take the test, applicants must create an account and reserve a test date at: https://takecasper.com/about-casper/. Government issued photo identification is required.
This test must be completed by applicants in the year for which they are applying. Applicants who do not complete the test by the document deadline (January 31) will be ineligible for admission.
Test dates are set on specific dates, at specific times, to ensure test security by CASPer. The test needs to be booked at least three days in advance. Only one test can be taken per admission cycle and no exceptions will be provided for applicants who are unable to take CASPer during one of the available test dates.
Applicants will be provided with a Program Monitor form that they must complete to confirm courses completed to meet their degree(s) program requirements.
English Language Proficiency
All students whose first language is not English must present evidence of English proficiency. Learn more about acceptable examinations and minimum requirements that must be attained here. Documentation must be submitted to the address below by January 31.
A number of seats in the program (16.6%) are reserved for persons of Indigenous ancestry. Applicants of Indigenous descent may compete within this category, rather than within the entire applicant pool. Applicants should identify themselves as Indigenous on the application for admission.
The following pieces of identification are considered acceptable documentation:
- photocopy of a Métis Nation Card
- letter from a First Nation Band or Métis Nation
- photocopy of an Indian Status Card
Learn more about acceptable documentation and Indigenous Ancestry here. Applicants applying for equity seats in this program must submit documentation to the address below by January 31.
Persons with Disabilities
The University of Saskatchewan provides services and/or accommodations for students with disabilities. All students with disabilities are encouraged to register with Access and Equity Services (AES). Access to most services and programs provided by AES is restricted to students who have registered with the office. If you have a disability you must contact AES. Learn more about requisite skills and abilities necessary to pursue nursing as outlined by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.
Program Reference Form
Applicants who attended a nursing program in Canada and have completed a minimum of six credit units or equivalent of nursing classes in Canada are required to submit the completed Program Reference Form to the address below by January 31.
International students are welcomed. Applicants who self-identify on the application form as being ESL (English as a Second Language) or EAL (English as an Additional Language) are required to undergo English language testing to determine admission to the program. Learn more about English Language Requirements here.
Required To Discontinue Students
Students who have previously received a faculty action (required to discontinue (RTD), required to withdraw, advised to discontinue, or academic probation) are required to submit a letter to the Admissions office by the document deadline, June 1. The letter should explain the reason(s) for the faculty action and outline any strategies and supports implemented to promote future success in the Nursing program, if admitted to the College of Nursing. This letter will be reviewed by the Associate or Assistant Dean.
Note: Students are not considered for application if they are currently in their RTD period.
Additional Program Requirements
Learn more about additional program requirements including Health and Safety, uniforms and supplies here.