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Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary

The School of Nursing is celebrating 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic


April 5, 2017 – This spring the School of Nursing will celebrate 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The festivities will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our current students, graduates, faculty and staff as well as honour the pioneering efforts of our alumni in advancing nursing education, research and scholarly work.

“Saskatchewan Polytechnic has been a leader in nursing education for registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, registered nurse/nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses since 1967,” says Dr. Netha Dyck, dean, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. “It is exciting to see the evolution of nursing at Sask Polytech. We look forward to connecting with alumni and celebrating this important milestone.”

In 1967 the Nursing diploma program was established at what was then the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. Over 50 years Sask Polytech’s School of Nursing has grown to include certificates, diplomas and degree programs.

Cindy Smith, associate dean, and chair of the school's 50 anniversary activities, says a highlight of the celebrations will be establishing a trust fund for nursing students.

"By supporting our future students, we are also honouring our rich history of student success," says Smith. "Through establishing a trust fund we are creating a legacy based on supporting scholarships and bursaries for future generations of students enrolled in School of Nursing programs."

Celebrations include campus tours, keynote speakers, fashion shows and banquet events.

Save the date:

Regina campus April 28-29, 2017 Keynote by Sharon (Erb) Staseson, nurse, instructor, writer, and television producer and Sask Polytech alumni
Saskatoon campus May 12-13, 2017 Keynote by Dr. June Anonson, Sask Polytech, Institute for Nursing Scholarship director and Sask Polytech alumni

Sask Polytech nursing alumni are encouraged to visit www.nursing50th.ca to register for their local campus event.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic educated nurses are known for their high standards of practice, ethical behaviour, acceptance of diversity and skillful compassion. With 16 innovative programs, the School of Nursing boasts 230 nationally recognized faculty and staff who’ll help prepare students for gratifying careers as registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, diabetes educators and more.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

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