Message from the Dean of Nursing

Dean's Message

Welcome to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing website!

I feel very fortunate to lead the faculty and staff at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Nursing.  This committed and dedicated group of professionals are truly student centered and work tirelessly to engage their students in an exciting, challenging and rewarding learning experience.  At Sask Polytech we very proud of our applied learning.  This environment is very well suited to people who like to gain hands on practice while they learn.  Our learning labs give ample opportunity for students to get an applied learning experience.

As a School of Nursing, we are over 50 years proud!  Proud of our graduates who each day practice in every clinical, educational and leadership setting imaginable and provide a very high standard of care and service to the clients, patients and families that they serve.  This high standard of practice, ethical behavior, acceptance of diversity and skillful compassion is what we are known for and are especially proud of! 

The high demand for nursing professionals continues and with that demand comes so many great opportunities for you to consider.  It’s long been said that a career in nursing will take you where you want to go!  It remains a dynamic and rewarding profession with a wide range of career opportunities.  Our graduates become registered nurses, RN nurse practitioners, registered psychiatric nurses and licensed practical nurses. Other graduates specialize in one of our innovative and award winning programs.  We have over 16 programs for you to consider.  Our programs are accessible in a number of ways to meet many learning needs. Or perhaps you are a practicing nurse who is committed to lifelong learning and seeking to pursue a passion or a field of special interest, we offer you many opportunities through our continuing education offerings.

In addition to making our programs highly accessible, we ensure that they meet the growing and changing needs of our health care system. We offer the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Degree Completion program—Saskatchewan Polytechnic's first degree program. We are proud of our partnership with the University of Regina for the delivery the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, as well as a master's program, the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program.

It is an exciting time to be part of the School of Nursing and truly a privilege to serve as your leader.

Kindest regards,

Sandra Blevins