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Message from the Dean of Nursing

Dean's Message

Welcome to the School of Nursing. With the current consistently high demand for nursing professionals, this is a great time to consider a career in nursing.

Nursing is a dynamic and rewarding profession, with a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates become registered nurses, RN nurse practitioners, registered psychiatric nurses and licensed practical nurses. Other graduates specialize in critical care nursing, perioperative nursing and diabetes education.

You can access our 16 innovative and award-winning nursing programs in a number of ways. We offer programs not only on campus and in the community, but also through distance education in your own home or community.

In addition to making our programs highly accessible, we ensure that they meet the growing and changing needs of our health care system. We offer the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Degree Completion program—Saskatchewan Polytechnic's first degree program. We are proud of our partnership with the University of Regina for the delivery the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, as well as a master's program, the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program.

We are continually making advancements for the benefit of our students. Our expert leaders, faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality education and support student success.

Biography

As dean of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's School of Nursing, Dr. Netha Dyck is privileged to provide strategic leadership and work with a dynamic nursing leadership team and expert faculty and staff in the delivery of 16 nursing programs, the development of new programs and the continual expansion of existing programs.

Netha has enjoyed a dynamic and diverse career in nursing. She has provided innovative leadership in a broad range of management positions that include regional health authority, post-secondary education, continuing education, and professional association, as well as acute care and long term care in both rural and urban settings.

In her prior role as director of the personal care home (PCH) program with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, she provided leadership in the management of 39 PCHs in Winnipeg. The development of a nursing education strategy for Manitoba was one of the hallmarks of her presidency with the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses.

Netha holds a diploma in nursing from the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in Winnipeg, a baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Manitoba, a master of science in health services administration from Central Michigan University, and a doctor of education in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary.

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