Are you an RN wishing to expand your current skill set and knowledge base, enabling you to provide care for patients with varying degrees of health issues? Do you thrive in a high-intensity environment, and desire to be a part of a multidisciplinary team that seamlessly blends knowledge and technology, all while delivering holistic, evidence-based patient care? If so, a career in emergency nursing might be the path for you.
You will explore emergency nursing as a specialty within the nursing profession, which by its nature is both independent and collaborative. Emergency nursing practice requires the acquisition and application of a specialized body of knowledge and skills. This program will prepare you to make safe and effective clinical decisions while being flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced, unpredictable and ever-changing environment using principles of resilience. You will explore concepts of partnership with patients, families and multiple health care professionals in a team-based environment. You will be introduced to advanced concepts of emergency nursing, including the principles of triage, trauma care, care of the critically ill patient with advanced ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and pharmaceutical agents.
The Emergency Nursing program is an intense 15-week program culminating in an Advanced Certificate of Emergency Nursing upon graduation. The program consists of 10 weeks of online theory courses building your knowledge base regarding necessary concepts, moving into one full week of lab simulation scenarios preparing you for the final four weeks of clinical practicum. The online theory portion of the Emergency Nursing program allows for the practical application of your knowledge and technical skills in a simulation lab preparing you for the practicum clinical experience. There will be four intakes each academic year for Registered Nurses to apply.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Emergency Nursing program follows standards set by the National Emergency Nursing Affiliation. When you graduate, you'll have the foundation you need to successfully write the national emergency certification exam.
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The following are not required on admission but are required prior to participating in the clinical education component:
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
The annual cost varies according to the current tuition rate and the credit units for each course that you are taking. Tuition for the entire program is due by the first day of orientation. Please contact Regina.EmergencyNursing@saskpolytech.ca or call Heidi Kirk, administrative support, at 306-775-7445 (toll free at 1-866-467-4278) for more information.
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