Registration for Graduate Level Courses

All thesis and course-based students must register every term (3 terms per calendar year: Term 1: September to December, Term 2: January to April and Term 3: May to August) from the time they start the graduate program until all the degree requirements are completed. Thesis based students must register in NURS 994 every term until they defend and complete all the after defence requirements. Course-based students register in a course every term until they have completed all the course requirements. If a course-based student does not wish to take a course during any of the three terms, they must register as Maintenance of Status (MSTA). Contact an Academic Advisor to find out how to register as MSTA.

NURS 990

Nursing 990 is the departmental graduate seminar and is a College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirement. Attendance is required for the first two academic terms in the program and if successful, credit will be entered twice.


You are strongly encouraged to attend all 990 graduate seminars. The minimum attendance required is 75% of the term’s offering (for example: if 13 seminars are offered per term, the minimum attendance would be nine). Of the 75% attendance a minimum of 50% must be in-person or online, and the other 50% can be from watching the recording within 7 days after the seminar (will be available on blackboard).

Transfer Credits

Students may take courses from other institutions. A total of six credit units can be transferred to the University of Saskatchewan for inclusion. Before registering to take courses from another institution, a request to take these courses either through the Saskatchewan University Graduate Agreement (University of Regina classes only) or the Western Canadian Deans Agreement (all other universities in Western Canada) is required.

If a student wishes to transfer previously completed coursework into the nursing program, please be advised your program is deemed to have begun at the time you took the course. For example, if a student took graduate statistics in 2013, and wanted to transfer that course into the program, which began in 2014, the time limit to complete the program would begin in 2013, not 2014.

Letters of Enrollment

Letters confirming your enrollment are available in your PAWS account. These letters will only show you as a registered student for the terms you have registered. Confirmation of enrollment for non-government student loan providers, non-U of S institutions offering financial support, financial institutions, provincial health care providers and employers can be found here.