Deans’ messages


Dr. Cheryl Pollard, BScN, MN, PhD (Nursing), RPN, RN, ANEF

Dean, Faculty of Nursing

University of Regina


Christa MacLean, RN, BScN, MN

Interim Dean, School of Nursing & School of Health Sciences

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Welcome to our website! We are glad you are here to explore the nursing education programs offered in collaboration between the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Nursing is a rewarding and dynamic career that is a balance of art and science. Collaboratively, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina offer undergraduate registered nursing education through the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program and graduate nursing education through our Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP). Our two institutions have delivered the SCBScN program since 2011 (with over 1800 SCBScN gradates) and the CNPP program since 2014 (with over 45 CNPP graduates).

Our SCBScN program is approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (CRNA) and is accredited through the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). The SCBScN is primarily delivered in Saskatoon and Regina, with a local cohort intake in North Battleford. There are several pathways through the program, including a bilingual (French-English) option (Regina), three program exit options (April, August and December), an After Degree Nursing Program (Regina), and upper year admission seats (an LPN or RPN entry point the RN education). Our CNPP program is also approved by the CRNA and was the first nurse practitioner program in Canada to undergo accreditation by CASN. Our CNPP program is available to registered nurses throughout Saskatchewan and Canada. Our graduates are skilled, highly sought-after practitioners ready to serve patients, families, and communities across our province, country, and beyond. Entry into our SCBScN and CNPP programs is competitive, and you may contact an Academic Advisor if you have any questions about admission requirements. You may get in-touch via emailing

With the teaching, clinical, and research expertise of the collaborative faculty and the entire academic supports of both institutions (i.e., student support services, libraries, student recreation, student associations), we have a proven track record of supporting student success. After completing the undergraduate nursing degree, graduates are successful on the NCLEX-RN exam with a first-time pass rate of over 90%, and 91% of students who have graduated from the CNPP program have been successful in the nurse practitioner national exam. We are confident our nursing education programs will prepare you with the knowledge, competencies, critical thinking, and leadership skills for a rewarding career.

We wish you success in your academic journey.