Please note that this program is not currently accepting students.

Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDBSN) Option (94 credit units)

The Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDBSN) option is not a separate program, but rather an option within the existing undergraduate program at the College of Nursing. The policies of the B.S.N. program apply to the Post-Degree B.S.N. (PDBSN) option, unless exceptions are identified.  The purpose of this option is to recognize previous university achievements of qualified students and provide them with the opportunity to receive a B.S.N. in a shortened period of time. It is available to students who have completed a baccalaureate degree of at least 90 credit units from a post-secondary institution recognized by the University of Saskatchewan, or 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. A minimum of 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). The option provides an opportunity for full-time intensive study with program completion in two calendar years. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. In order to be eligible for licensure with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) graduates must pass a national council licensure examination (NCLEX) and pay the required fees.

Admission and Academic Requirements

For information, please visit the Admissions website.

Indigenous Ancestry

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Persons with Disabilities

For information, please visit the College of Nursing website.

International Students

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After receiving admission to the PDBSN, the following program requirements must be completed. Please check the following website for completion dates: https://nursing.usask.ca/clinical/health-and-safety.php 

  • CPR-C Certification and AED*
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR) course*
  • Respiratory Protection Fit Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search: Students who fail to submit the results will be excluded from contact with clients and may be required to withdraw from the program.  Updated criminal record checks may be required later in the program based on clinical agency requirements. Criminal record checks can sometimes take a few months to process, so it is important you arrange for this as soon as possible.
  • Workers Compensation Board (WCB) forms
  • Uniforms
  • Other supplies and resources

Please visit the College of Nursing website for information on costs for the above requirements.

Year 1 (52 credit units)

  • NURS 200.3
  • NURS 201.3
  • NURS 202.3
  • NURS 203.3
  • NURS 204.3
  • NURS 205.3
  • NURS 206.1*
  • NURS 220.3
  • NURS 221.3*
  • NURS 305.6
  • NURS 306.3
  • NURS 307.3
  • NURS 308.3*
  • NURS 321.3
  • NURS 332.3
  • NURS 333.3*
  • PHAR 250.3

* Students are expected to have at least one clinical experience outside of Saskatoon.

Year 2 (42 credit units)

  • NURS 304.3
  • NURS 322.3
  • NURS 330.3
  • NURS 331.3*
  • NURS 422.3
  • NURS 430.3
  • NURS 431.6*
  • NURS 440.3
  • NURS 441.3
  • NURS 450.9*
  • Restricted elective (3 credit units). Students will choose one of the eligible electives from the Restricted Electives List below, or other courses with approval from the College of Nursing. Students must complete the Restricted Elective at the same time or before NURS 431.6 and NURS 450.9.

* Students are expected to have at least one clinical experience outside of Saskatoon.

Restricted Electives List

To receive credit for a restricted elective, the course must have been completed within the last 6 years from the date of admission to the program. A grade of 60% will be required to receive credit from courses taken outside the College of Nursing.

  • AGMD 800.3 
  • ARCH 472.3 
  • CHEP 403.3 
  • COMM 384.3 
  • EFDT 301.3 
  • EFDT 435.3 
  • EFDT 335.3 
  • ENVS 401.3 
  • EPSE 302.3 
  • INDG 230.3 
  • INDG 264.3 
  • INDG 265.3 
  • KIN 232.3  
  • KIN 423.3 
  • KIN 424.3 
  • KIN 426.3 
  • NURS 478.3 
  • NURS 486.3 
  • NUTR 310.3  
  • PHIL 224.3 
  • PHIL 231.3 
  • PHIL 234.3 
  • PHIL 293.3 
  • POLS 222.3 
  • POLS 262.3 
  • PSY 207.3 
  • PSY 213.3 
  • PSY 214.3 
  • PSY 216.3 
  • PSY 222.3 
  • PSY 223.3 
  • PSY 226.3 
  • PSY 227.3 
  • PSY 230.3 
  • PSY 246.3 
  • PSY 253.3 
  • PSY 260.3 
  • RLST 282.3 
  • SOC 203.3 
  • SOC 204.3 
  • SOC 205.3 
  • SOC 214.3 
  • SOC 227.6 
  • SOC 219.3 
  • SOC 235.3 
  • SOC 238.3 
  • SOC 242.3 
  • SOC 415.3 
  • TOX 402.3
  • WGST 201.3 
  • WGST 210.3
  • NURS 322
  • PHIL 335 (transfers to PHIL 234.3 at U of S)
  • SOCI 331 Environmental Influences on Development and Aging Across the Life Course
  • LEAD 180 Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • NURS 010 Pain Management for Nursing Professionals
  • KHS 325
  • KIN 110 (transfers to KIN 232.3 at U of S)
  • PHIL 273 (transfers to PHIL 234.3 at U of S)
  • PSYC 230 (transfers as PSY Senior at U of S)
  • PSYC 310 (transfers to PSY 213.3 at U of S)
  • PSYC 311 (transfers to PSY 214.3 at U of S)
  • PSYC 321
  • PSYC 333 (transfers to PSY 223.3 at U of S)
  • SOC 208 (transfers as SOC Senior at U of S)
  • SOC 211 (transfers to SOC 205.3 at U of S)
  • SOC 212 (transfers to SOC 242.3 at U of S)
  • SOC 217 (transfers to SOC 204.3 at U of S)
  • SOC 222 (transfers to SOC 238.3 at U of S)
  • SOC 325 Science and Technology
  • PSYC 356 Human Neuropsychology
  • WGST 200 Feminist Theories and Knowledge