Nursing Boot Camp

Nursing Boot Camp is designed to help new students in the SCBScN program develop the skills needed to succeed! Writing, charting and documentation, and communication skills are essential to have in order to do well in university and be successful in your nursing career. All first year nursing students are strongly encouraged to attend all four boot camp sessions.

The four boot camp sessions are as follows:

  • Critical Reading and Writing

This day-long session will help nursing students better understand the challenges of university-level academic writing. It consists of three sections: APA Style, Pre-Writing, and Writing

  • Guidelines for Charting and Documentation

This two-hour session will help you understand the importance of and the legalities behind documentation, as well as basic standards. It is very important to attend this session before you start your clinical in the winter.

  • In-Depth Look at Charting, Client Assessment, and the nursing process.

This four-hour session will teach you exact standards in terms of charting and documentation. In addition, there will be an opportunity to learn about completing a holistic client assessment and to complete a client care plan utilizing the nursing process. It will take a look at the reasons for charting, tools and methods, and legalities of documentation.

  • Nursing Conversations

This four-hour session will look at how you can communicate as a professional nurse. It will cover verbal, non-verbal, and therapeutic communication.  In addition there will be an opportunity to practice utilizing helping skills at the bedside.

Benefits of Attending the Boot Camp Sessions

  • Be successful in your nursing classes and clinical
  • Build skills to help you in your career
  • A Certificate of Completion that can be included in your nursing portfolio is awarded if you attend all four workshops.

Here’s what our students are saying about Nursing Boot Camp…

” I learned in boot camp about the importance of charting and documentation.”

 “The session was very informative and felt less rushed than lectures.”

 “The instructor encouraged open discussion and was willing to answer questions”

 “I felt comfortable asking questions.”

 “The facilitator was helpful to clarify how to complete a nursing care-plan.”

 “The instuctor was helpful, encouraging and positive.”

 “Very helpful to learn more about client assessment and the nursing process.”

 “As a second year nursing student the sessions were very helpful and a good refresher for what I learned in first year.”

Dates, Times and Locations:

Session 1: Critical Reading & Writing - Registration is now Open!
Location Date Time Room
Regina (UofR) Oct 28, 2016 10am-4pm Library
Regina (UofR) Nov 4, 2016 10am-4pm Library
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) TBD TBD TBD
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) TBD TBD TBD
Swift Current (GPC) October 31, 2016 11am-5pm Room 10
Session 2: Guidelines for Charting - Registration is now Open!
Location Date Time Room
Regina (UofR) Nov 9, 2016 9am-11am Library
Regina (UofR) Nov 16, 2016 1pm-3pm Library
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) Nov 23, 2016 9am-11am Room 309
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) November 30, 2016 9am-11am Room 309
Swift Current (GPC) Nov 17, 2016 9:30am-11:30am TBA
Session 3: In-Depth Look at Charting, Client Assessment & the nursing process - Registration is now Open!
Location Date Time Room
Regina (UofR) Jan 23, 2017 9am-12pm Library
Regina (UofR) Jan 30, 2017 9am-12pm Library
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) Jan 21, 2017 11am-2pm Room 312
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) TBD TBD TBD
Swift Current (GPC) Jan 19, 2017 1:30pm-4:30pm Room 12
Session 4: Nursing Conversations - Registration is now Open!
Location Date Time Room
Regina (UofR) Feb 13, 2017 9am-11am Library
Regina (UofR) Feb 27, 2017 9am-11am Library
Saskatoon (Sask Polytech) Jan 21, 2017 3pm-5pm Room 312
Swift Current (GPC) March 2, 2017 1:30pm-3:30pm TBA

**Dates, Times and Locations

To Register: Please email with your Full Name, Student Number, and the Dates/Sessions you would like to attend.