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Bringing surgery to life through virtual reality

Bringing surgery to life through virtual reality

Communications and Marketing - May 16, 2018

With the help of advanced technology, students from the Perioperative Nursing program and the Schools of Nursing and Health Science program will now be able to get a close up look into an operating room, without ever having to leave the classroom.

tags: Applied Research, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing


Saskatchewan Polytechnic appoints new dean to the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences

Saskatchewan Polytechnic appoints new dean to the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences

Communications and Marketing - May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 – This spring Sandra Blevins joined Saskatchewan Polytechnic as dean for the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. Based out of the Saskatoon campus, Blevins is accountable for nursing and health sciences programming and applied research across the institute. With over 30 years of experience in the health care sector, she returns to her alma mater to focus her leadership practice on providing an exceptional learning experience for Sask Polytech students.

tags: News, Saskatoon, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing


Saskatchewan Polytechnic cultivates success through Indigenous nursing supports

Saskatchewan Polytechnic cultivates success through Indigenous nursing supports

Communications and Marketing - May 9, 2018

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose — it’s an opportunity to help others, improve health outcomes and creates a positive impact on the lives of many people. But, the road to get there can be challenging at times and combining cultural concepts of health and healing can cause some students unnecessary struggles. By providing Indigenous students with support and counselling services, Sask Polytech aims to address this barrier and ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve their educational and career goals.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing


U of R and Sask Polytech celebrating successful nursing program collaboration

U of R and Sask Polytech celebrating successful nursing program collaboration

Communications and Marketing - May 7, 2018

The theme for National Nursing Week speaks to the expanding roles nurses continue to play in the delivery of quality health care. You would think Leanna Gustafson’s fear of needles would hardly make for a career in nursing. Not so for Gustafson who, despite her needle phobia, is well on her way to a nursing career. “I have an awful fear of needles and when I was younger the compassion and the care that my local public health nurse demonstrated was inspiring,” says Gustafson, a third year student in the U of R/Sask Polytech collaborative nursing program in Saskatoon. “She did more than just give me the required injections. She calmed me down, talked to me, got to know me, and gave me candy as a reward which of course helped smooth the way.”

tags: News, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech alum show off their skills in new docu-series

Sask Polytech alum show off their skills in new docu-series

Communications and Marketing - April 17, 2018

On any given night, paramedics across Saskatoon encounter a variety of real-life emergency situations and care for people in a time of great need. Now you can see first-hand what those paramedics, many of whom are Sask Polytech grads, experience every night on a new televised docu-series called Paramedics: Emergency Response.

tags: News, School of Health Sciences, Pursuing excellence, alumni


Over 100 students and professionals volunteer at seventh annual Dental Day

Over 100 students and professionals volunteer at seventh annual Dental Day

Communications and Marketing - April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 – Regina was all smiles at the seventh annual Dental Day and Dental Hygiene Day. The event saw Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting diploma students partnering with the Regina Food Bank and the Regina Open Door Society, to open a dental clinic for those in the community who need a checkup, cleaning and other dental work including fillings, root canals and extractions.

tags: News, School of Health Sciences, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


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