Bachelor Of Science Nursing

Bachelor of Science In Nursing

Join us at St. Peter’s College and take the first step towards a rewarding and impactful career in nursing.

Program Overview

Are you ready to make a difference in the world of healthcare? Registered nurses are in extremely high demand across Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Saskatchewan can open doors to diverse and rewarding career opportunities. Our graduates find fulfilling careers in community/public health agencies, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, psychiatric offices, rehabilitation services, schools, and seniors’ homes and facilities.

You can complete your entire USask Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree right here in Muenster at St. Peter’s College. The BSN is a comprehensive four-year program that includes a pre-professional year (Year 1) followed by three years (Year 2, 3, and 4) of concentrated nursing education. This pre-professional year consists of prerequisite university-level courses designed to provide a solid foundation for your nursing education. Following this, you will embark on three years of focused nursing education and hands-on clinical practice opportunities.

Program Details

Pre-professional (Year 1)

The pre-professional year gives you a strong start in your nursing education with essential university-level courses. During this year, you will complete 30 credit units of required and elective courses, maintaining a minimum average of 60%.

Key highlights of Year 1 include:

  • Comprehensive preparation for upper-year nursing classes.
  • Transferable credits to other health science degrees if you choose a different path.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Years 2-4)

To continue your journey in nursing, you must apply for admission to the College of Nursing during your first year of study. Admission is competitive and based on your Year 1 standings, with limited seats available. To complete years 2 – 4 at St. Peter’s College select Muenster as your first choice location.

Upon successful completion of the pre-professional year, you can embark on Years 2 through 4, where you will:

  • Engage in advanced nursing education and clinical practice opportunities.
  • Be prepared for hands-on clinical placements, which may require travel outside your home community.

Careers

Nursing is the largest health care profession in the world. Nurses work with their minds, hands and hearts, while using advanced technology to provide health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities.

– Registered Nurse

To become a Registered Nurse (RN), the following are required:

  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree (the outcome of our program)
  • clinical practice (included in our program)
  • successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
  • registration with a provincial regulatory body (College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS)) in Saskatchewan
Wages

Learn more about hourly wages for RNs in Saskatchewan.

– Career Options

Nurses practice within a diverse range of positions and settings anywhere within Canada and around the globe and can choose from a variety of rewarding careers, including:

  • Government – development of health-care policy
  • International health agencies – clinical and non-clinical opportunities with agencies, such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Military service – nursing officers
  • Clinical practice
    • Hospitals – medical, surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics, etc.
    • Community – public health, schools, addictions, shelter agencies, etc.
    • Long-term care – secure environments, care homes, rehabilitation residences, etc.
    • Nurse educator
    • Administration
    • Non-profit sector
    • Forensics
    • Air ambulance
    • Occupational health
    • Northern nursing
    • Rural and remote communities
    • International settings (Graduates interested in seeking employment in another province or country should expect a turn-around time of 4-6 weeks to complete the necessary documentation required to verify their education.)

More careers are available with experience and advanced education:

  • Administrator (Management)
  • Counselor/Therapist
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Private practice

– Professional associations

Professional associations available to RNs:

For more information about careers and how to apply to the USask Bachelor of Science in Nursing program visit: https://admissions.usask.ca/nursing.php

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $9,437 $45,676
Student fees $1,266 $1,266
Books/Course materials $1,500 $1,500
Total $12,203 $48,442

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your Year 2 if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2024-2025 Canadian dollar rates). Note that this program (and the estimate above) includes classes in the Spring term. Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access. The cost of books, course materials and supplies varies widely across the different years of the program. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Courses

The College of Nursing offers three years of nursing education that builds upon a pre-professional year leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Students in the pre-professional year study courses in the humanities, natural, social and health sciences, all of which are foundational for the nursing program.

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Student Uniforms


A standard uniform is required for all students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs at USask. Uniforms worn during clinical practice while working with patients/clients will enhance professionalism, infection control, personal safety and role identification.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program require a uniform upon admission to Nursing for year two, following the pre-professional year of the program. Students in the Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing option should purchase their uniforms in their first year of study.

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Residence

St. Peter’s offers a residence and meal plan for all students that is competitively priced and easy to make friends in.
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Join us at St. Peter's College to get a complete and hands-on nursing education that sets you up for a rewarding career in healthcare

About
USask is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, such as water and food security and infectious diseases. Study and discovery is enhanced by our outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.
St. Peter's College has partnered with the College of Nursing and Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. This partnerships will expand post-secondary education opportunities for our students.

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Address

Main Office
St. Peter's College
Box 40, Muenster,
SK S0K 2Y0
   
   

General Inquiry

Phone: 306.682.7888
Fax: 306.682.4402
Email: spc@stpeters.sk.ca