Primary Health Care Concentration

Admission Requirements

  • 3600 hours of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse in the last five years
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a bachelor's degree in Nursing, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e., 60 credit units)
  • current CPR certificate at health care provider level
  • current licensure as a registered nurse in a Canadian province or territory
  • the equivalent of three credit units in each of physical assessment, pharmacology, physiology, statistics, and research methods at the undergraduate level

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Seat Allocation:

  1. The College of Nursing has allocated 5 equity seats for students of Indigenous ancestry annually. Admission assessment of applicants begins with those indicating on their application that they wish to be considered for an equity seat. Saskatchewan Indigenous applicants will be prioritized for these seats followed by out of province students for any unfilled equity seats. Equity seat allocation will involve a competitive process based on admission criteria evaluation.
  2. All remaining applicants applying to the program will be placed into a competitive pool.
  3. Saskatchewan applicants will be prioritized to fill seat funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education. At present the funding envelop from the ministry support admission of 12 students. Saskatchewan applicant seat allocation will involve a competitive process based on admission criteria evaluation.
  4. All remaining applicants applying to the program will be placed into a competitive pool and seat allocation will involve a competitive process based on admission criteria evaluation.
  5. The program will maintain a wait list of 5 applicants to address an attrition in the admission process up to August 1st of each year.

*Students with a diploma and a baccalaureate in another field could be considered on a case by case basis in light of other attributes they bring to the program.

Degree Requirements

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

36 credit units, including the following:

  • 3 credit unit 800-level Statistics, typically NURS 818.3
  • NURS 875.3
  • NURS 878.3
  • NURS 879.3
  • NURS 880.3
  • NURS 881.3
  • NURS 883.3
  • NURS 884.3
  • NURS 885.3
  • NURS 886.3
  • NURS 888.3
  • NURS 821.3
  • NURS 990.0

Please note that students receiving a grade less than 60% in any two courses within a graduate program in the College of Nursing will be recommended to be required to discontinue.