Nursing is for compassionate people who want to make a difference in the world. You are invited to be a part of shaping the future of health in Saskatchewan and beyond.

Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter's College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan's website.

What you will Learn

You will learn all aspects of health and well-being across a person’s life span as you study nursing, health and the health-care system through the creation and integration of knowledge from research, education and practice.

St. Peter's College offers the first year of 'pre-nursing' and is a popular destination for students interested in Nursing because of their small class and lab sizes.

First Year Classes

  • NUTR 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • 3 cu English or Humanities/Social Sciences/Electives
  • 6 cu Humanities/Social Sciences/Electives

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition $6,189 $16,895
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500
Total $7,489 - $7,989 $18,195 - $18,695

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 first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 

*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page


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

  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) degree (the outcome of our program)
  • clinical practice (included in our programs)
  • successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
  • registration with a provincial regulatory body (SRNA in Saskatchewan) - BSN graduates will be eligible to apply for licensure with (SRNA)

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

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


St. Peter's College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics or Pre-Calculus 30

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.