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Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)

The SCBScN program includes eight semesters of course work. The program is designed for full-time study.

As a student-centered program, we offer services to help you develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence you’ll need to be successful in your career:

  • Student services – such as child care, student residences, tutoring, health services, counselling services, academic workshops, employment assistance, scholarships or bursaries – provide you with the support you need to succeed in your program.
  • Online library databases available through the U of R and Saskatchewan Polytechnic provide access to thousands of scholarly books, journals, videos, newspapers, research, and online publications (e-books and e-journals) that you will need to complete assignments and conduct research.
  • Activities organized by your student union and student clubs will allow you to meet students outside the classroom and enjoy campus life.
  • As a SCBScN student, you will also be a member of the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA).

State-of-the-art teaching facilities help you to “learn by doing” using the latest in educational innovations. Facilities foster confidence regarding practice situations, enabling you to provide better care for clients when you enter the field.

  • Simulation Learning Centres (SLC) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, U of R and Swift Current*These centres feature computerized mannequins that mimic a real patient’s response to treatment. More than 120 different scenarios, from heart attacks to allergic reactions, can be replicated by these mannequins. SLCs allow you to safely practice what you’ve learned.* At Swift Current, the simulation learning centres are located at Great Plains College and at the Cypress Regional Hospital.

You will also utilize your knowledge and skills during practical experiences, which are supervised by either your faculty or by preceptors.

The SCBScN curriculum includes “informatics”. Electronic technology is frequently used in health care to store, disseminate and access health information quickly and in a variety of settings. All students must purchase an electronic mobile device (EMD) such as a smart phone or tablet prior to starting the program. Students then have access to e-texts and other resources using their EMDs.

Since the undergraduate program is offered at Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current,  the program uses “smart” classrooms equipped with Wi-Fi, video-conferencing , and web-based conferencing to support a variety of distributed teaching methods.

Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP)

The CNPP is a full-time, two-year graduate program offered through the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and leads to a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) degree. The University of Regina grants the degree and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research guides all academic matters in the program.

This research- and practice-based program consists of 11 courses, each offered online and completed over 13 weeks. CNPP enables registered nurses to pursue graduate-level specialized education in their own home and community for the theory portion of knowledge development. This includes online student and faculty-led web conference discussions.

To complete the program, 702 clinical practical education hours are completed with qualified nurse practitioner preceptors in approved sites either in or outside your home community.

There is a one-week residency requirement in Regina during the third term of studies (spring term, year 1). The residency week allows you to meet other students and faculty in person and experience high fidelity simulation learning.

As a CNPP student, you should expect to spend a minimum of three hours online each week for each course, participating in discussion forums. You will be required to purchase an electronic mobile device (EMD) like a smart phone or tablet prior to starting the program to access your online courses, online textbooks, streaming video and other electronic health information quickly in a variety of settings.