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    Registered Nursing

    Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing students gain nursing experience in acute care hospitals and community settings that may include schools, outpatient clinics, long-term care and public health organizations. Graduates who pass the national licensure exam qualify to become registered nurses.

    Full-time/Part-time – FT
    Length – 4 years
    Location – Swift Current
    Dates – September – April
    Approximate Tuition – Set by U of R
    Credential – Degree
    Credit Granting Institute – Saskatchewan Polytechnic/University of Regina – Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)

    The registered nursing program is subject to the high-demand admission process
    Application deadline  February 15 (if February 15 is a weekend or  holiday, deadline is extended to 4:30 p.m. the next business day).

    Download an application form www.sasknursingdegree.ca. Students must also download and complete a Great Plains College University Registration form.

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
    Clinical lab work, simulation learning and clinical practice education will be incorporated into each year of the program.

    In addition to clinical practice education in acute care hospitals, you will also gain nursing experience in community settings such as schools, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, community health and public health organizations. The program provides you with 1,452 hours of scheduled clinical experience.

    Eight students per year will be accepted into the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which is the result of a partnership with Great Plains College, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Univeristy of Regina and Cypress Health Region. Preference for acceptance will be given to applicants that reside within the Cypress Health Region.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    •  Grade 12 with a minimum 70% average in each of English Language Arts A30 and B30 (Fransaskois A30/B30 or Français Immersion 30 may be substituted for ELA A30 or B30); One of foundations of math 30, pre-calculus 30 or calculus 30; and biology 30; and chemistry 30. 
    • CPR Health Care Provider Course*
    • Standard First Aid certificate*
    • Transfer, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) course*
    • WHIMIS*
    • Immunization Record
    • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search**

    * dated year of entrance into program
    **dated six months or less prior to start of program 

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    Registered nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ offices, clinics, community agencies, companies and private homes.

    EARNING POTENTIAL
    The average salary for a registered nurse in Saskatchewan was $90,334, according to the provincial government’s 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBLE
    Apply before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.

    FIND OUT MORE
    For more information about the SCBScN program or to download an application form, visit www.sasknursingdegree.ca or contact a Great Plains College student adviser today.

    Toll-free: (866) 296-2472
    Swift Current: (306) 773-1531
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    RN Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Info Sheet