Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing students gain nursing experience in acute care hospitals and community settings that may include schools, outpatient clinics, long-term care and public health organizations. Graduates who pass the national licensure exam qualify to become registered nurses.
Program runs September to April
- Grade 12 with a minimum 70% average in each of English Language Arts A30 and B30 (Fransaskois A30/B30 or Français Immersion 30 may be substituted for ELA A30 or B30); One of foundations of math 30, pre-calculus 30 or calculus 30; and biology 30; and chemistry 30.
- CPR Health Care Provider Course*
- Standard First Aid certificate*
- Transfer, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) course*
- Immunization Record
- Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search**
- English language requirement
* dated year of entrance into program
**dated six months or less prior to start of program
What You Will Learn
Clinical lab work, simulation learning and clinical practice education will be incorporated into each year of the program.
In addition to clinical practice education in acute care hospitals, you will also gain nursing experience in community settings such as schools, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, community health and public health organizations.
Eight students per year will be accepted into the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which is the result of a partnership with Great Plains College, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Regina and the Cypress Health Region. Preference for acceptance will be given to applicants that reside within the Cypress Health Region.
The registered nursing program is subject to the high-demand admission process.
Application deadline – February 15 (if February 15 is a weekend or holiday, deadline is extended to 4:30 p.m. the next business day).
Download an application form www.sasknursingdegree.ca. Students must also download and complete a Great Plains College University Registration form.
Registered nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ offices, clinics, community agencies, companies and private homes.
The average salary for a registered nurse in Saskatchewan was $90,334, according to the provincial government’s 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey.
Apply before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you are eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.