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Practical Nursing

We're transitioning to a new registration system. If you're looking for a course that starts after July 1, 2017 visit saskpolytech.ca/part-time-studies.

Practical Nursing is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in providing professional nursing care independently or as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. You will learn how to provide professional nursing care to individuals within the context of families and communities; apply the knowledge you derive from the nursing arts and the physiological, psychological, sociological and cultural sciences which are common to all nurses; practice in accordance with the standards of practice and guidelines established by the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).

Graduates are eligible to write the national licensure examination for registration as Licensed Practical Nurses in Saskatchewan.

Once admitted to the program, credit is normally limited to education completed within the previous five years. However, if the applicant produces evidence of having taken, on a continuous basis, and successfully completed courses required for the program since applying to the program, the five-year currency guideline will be waived.

Selected courses from this program are available through continuing education distance learning. Practical Nursing is a diploma program that is delivered full-time online or on campus at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.


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.

You will study the human body, how it is constructed and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. The course builds on the information you learned in APHY 162 (Anatomy and Physiology 1). You will focus on the study of systems involved with integration, control, absorption, excretion and reproduction. 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.

This course examines changing family patterns in Canada, and analyzes how social factors influence family relationships. You will examine topics such as the functions and roles of families, changing definitions of the family, the development of intimate relationships, parenthood and child raising, how paid and unpaid work affect family life, divorce, and family violence.

39 hours/14 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 5, 2017 - August 14, 2017
Registration deadline: June 5, 2017
Register Online
$645.00OnlineCRN: 201604-819
You will further explore the concepts of sociology by focusing on respectful interactions when caring for clients of all cultures. Emphasis will be given to providing culturally respectful care to clients of Aboriginal ancestry across the lifespan. Diversity within the Aboriginal culture will be explored.

This course currently has no offerings.

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