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Nursing Re-entry

Nursing Re-entry is an applied certificate program designed for individuals who:

  • have been previously registered in Canada and are eligible for reregistration in Saskatchewan
  • are currently registered in Saskatchewan and want to update and evaluate their knowledge and skills
  • have not been registered in Canada and require or want to write registration exams (Assessment Strategies Inc.)
You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to reach the competencies required for a beginning graduate nurse (SRNA 1999).

This program is available in full through distance and/or part-time continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR Candidate Guide - Whole Program (pdf), the PLAR Candidate Guide - Individual Courses (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


Your studies will focus on the concepts of growth and development of the adult from 20 to 64 years, inflammation and infection, the immune response and cell aberration. The course content includes fluid and electrolyte and acid/base balances and imbalances. You will examine the nursing care required to support adult clients (and their families) undergoing surgery and experiencing health alterations related to fluid and gas transport.

Prerequisites: Mental Health Nursing (NRSG 205) (Concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will apply the knowledge you gained in Adult Health Nursing 1 (NRSG 209) as you explore the nursing care required to support adult clients (and their families) experiencing health alterations related to metabolic functioning, digestion and elimination, cell aberration, reproduction and sexuality, defence and protection.

Prerequisites: Clinical Experience 1 (CLIN 200), Clinical Experience 1 (CLIN 200)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will be introduced to basic computer concepts. The course content includes computer components, hardware, software, working in a graphical user interface, file management, word processing and the Internet. The general skills you learn will prepare you for further courses, such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.

Additional costs: Text (approx. $25)
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Registration deadline: October 21, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201602-103
January 9, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$215.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-97
You will explore the nursing care required to support infants, children and adolescents (and their families) experiencing common health alterations. You will review the growth and development of children from birth to 19 years. You will learn principles of child health nursing with the client as a partner to enhance patient safety.

Prerequisites: Pharmacology in Nursing (PHAR 200) (Concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

Become a great facilitator by using the most powerful facilitation methods and processes available. Learn the approaches to clear thinking, sound decisions, solid consensus and open dialogue using ICA’s Focused Conversation Method and the Consensus Workshop Method. This course will make an immediate difference in your understanding and practice of facilitation. Get increased engagement, more commitment and authentic ownership of collaborative results. Call 306-775-7480 for more info.

(includes GST and materials), 14 hours/2 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 21, 2016 - November 22, 2016
Mon, Tue - 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: November 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$835.00ReginaCRN: 201602-71
You will study interviewing techniques, history taking and head-to-toe physical assessment. The course content includes assessment of the integumentary system, head and neck, breasts and axillae, lungs and thorax, and cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and lymphatic systems. This is the first of two courses that focus on the theory related to physical assessment.

This course currently has no offerings.

Building on the theory you learned in NRSG 200 (Health Assessment 1), you will continue to study the assessment of body systems. The course content includes assessment of the abdomen, musculoskeletal system, neurological system, male and female genitalia and rectum, adapting techniques of health assessment to other age groups and psychological and sociocultural assessment.

Prerequisites: Health Assessment 1 (NRSG 200) (Concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will be reintroduced to the theory related to professional nursing. The course content includes the evolution of nursing, teaching and learning, critical thinking, decision making and the nursing process, and reporting and recording in nursing. This is the first of two courses that focus on issues and trends in professional nursing.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will examine how nursing has changed since you last worked as a nurse. You will learn about new roles nurses have acquired, the role nurses play in the research process, the use of research in clinical decision making and the importance of continuing professional development in nursing. You will increase your knowledge of legal and ethical issues facing nurses today. You will review communications techniques and learn about conflict management and resolution. You will also increase your knowledge of leadership and inter-professional practice and the systems approach to patient safety.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Operation (COMP 170) (Concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable you to implement nursing interventions for clients experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. You will review nursing interventions for disorders associated with anxiety, aggressive behaviour, affective or mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse and family violence.

Prerequisites: Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 2 (NRSG 203) (Concurrent), Perspectives in Community Nursing (NRSG 204) (Concurrent), Pharmacology in Nursing (PHAR 200)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will review and practice nursing skills related to surgical asepsis, oxygenation, digestion and elimination and medication administration.

Prerequisites: Pharmacology in Nursing (PHAR 200)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will explore the nursing care required to support older adults (and their families) experiencing common health alterations and loss, grief and/or death. You will review the growth and development of the older adult. You will explore issues related to older adults (including the healthy adaptive older person, the effects of ageism, elder abuse and neglect, the caregiver role and institutionalization). You will examine drug related issues affecting older adults.

Prerequisites: Adult Health Nursing 2 (NRSG 210) (Concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will be introduced to the role nurses have in primary health care. You will learn how nurses influence the determinants of health to improve the health of Canadians. You will acquire knowledge about establishing the culture of patient safety. You will be reintroduced to infection control and how communicable diseases such as SARS and AIDS have impacted this area. You will acquire knowledge about how you can be sensitive to the diversity of your clients and learn more about all cultures including First Nations cultures and their traditional health care practices. You will also explore basic concepts in mental health nursing

Prerequisites: Health Assessment 2 (NRSG 201) (Concurrent), Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 1 (NRSG 202)


This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will focus on the basic principles of pharmacology and common medication classifications. You will explore general nursing roles and responsibilities related to drug administration. You will identify cultural factors influencing drug therapy. You will learn about adapting drug therapy for children and older adults. You will also learn about and perform correct drug dosage and I.V. rate calculations. You will explore the phenomenon of pain and the implications for nursing care in partnership with clients experiencing pain.

Prerequisites: Health Assessment 2 (NRSG 201) (Concurrent), Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 2 (NRSG 203) (Concurrent), Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 1 (NRSG 202)


This course currently has no offerings.

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