Bridging Option to Practical Nursing Program for Continuing Care Assistants

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) graduates who completed their program after the year 2000 can bridge into the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Practical Nursing program. By choosing the bridging option CCA graduates reduce their program of study. After successfully completing APHY 162, SOCI 160 and all three completer courses for Semester 1 students are eligible for PRAC 162 (Practicum 1) once they have applied to and are accepted into the program.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Continuing Care Assistant graduates receive transfer credit for NURS 163 Personal and Professional Relationships for having completed the CCA courses COMM 291 Interpersonal Communication and COMM 197.

NURS 170 Nursing Arts 1 Completer, NURS 173 Health and Healing 1 Completer and NURS 174 Health Challenges add content that was not covered in the CCA Program.

All applicants are required to meet the admission requirements of the Practical Nursing program that include:

- Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 65% in the following five subjects:
  • English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, any 30 level mathematics*
  • one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 and
  • one of Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30

- English Language Requirement

Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check upon admission into the program. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility.

Proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR Health Care Provider C AED or equivalent is required prior to entry into the clinical practicum.

Revised Mathematics Curriculum Requirement (Effective July 1, 2013)

  • Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (replacing any 30 level math above)
  • All other admission requirements remain unchanged

You will study the human body, how it is constructed and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. You will focus on the interaction between the structures of the body cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. The course content includes levels of organization of the human body, cells, tissues, integument and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You will apply your theoretical knowledge in practical setting by performing dissections of specimens as part of the mandatory lab component.

If you are interested in registering for the online course format, you will do your learning at home with the use of your own computer and an internet connection. You will need knowledge of, and have access to, a computer in order to participate in this type of learning method. You will have contact with other anatomy students throughout your course. Although you will need to purchase a lab dissection kit, you are not required to attend any classes or travel to lab sessions and you will do your lab work, including dissections, in your own home.

This course currently has no offerings.

In this course, you will learn about the process of socialization, and discuss how culture affects the totality of our lives. You will examine social deviance and social control and look at the social dynamics of racial, ethnic, and minority groups in our society. The processes and effects of social stratification will be discussed.

This course currently has no offerings.