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Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50th Anniversary

The School of Nursing is celebrating 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

April 27, 2016 – This weekend the School of Nursing will celebrate 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Nearly 150 alumni, faculty, students and supporters are expected to attend the weekend’s events.

“This is an exceptionally exciting year for the School of Nursing as we celebrate 50 years of quality nursing education,” says Dr. Netha Dyck, dean, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. “We are pleased to host celebratory events that honour the pioneering efforts of thousands of alumni in advancing nursing education, research and scholarly work.  We are also celebrating the achievements of our currents students, graduates, faculty and staff.”

Cindy Smith, associate dean, and chair of the school's 50th anniversary activities, says a highlight of the celebrations is the establishment of the Legacy Trust fund for nursing students.

"By supporting our future students, we are also honouring our rich history of student success," says Smith. "By establishing a trust fund we are creating a legacy based on supporting scholarships and bursaries for future generations of students enrolled in School of Nursing programs."

Celebrations include simulation teaching centre and campus tours, an artifact display, history timeline, photo booth, fashion show and an evening program with an esteemed alumnus as the keynote speaker.

Media are invited to the following events. Please sign in at the registration desk.

April 29, 2017 12:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m.
Regina Parkway campus Fashion show of students’ uniforms the past 50 years.
Group photo. Over 100 people are expected in attendance.
April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. Hotel Saskatchewan Evening program
Keynote speaker: Sharon Staseson, Current School of Nursing Faculty, SIAAS Alumni 1969.
Professional roles have taken her across Canada and have included nursing, teaching, writing and producing her own cable television program. She is an active community volunteer with special interest in mental health.

As an important part of commemorating The School of Nursing 50th Anniversary, we are establishing a Legacy Trust. The Trust will fund scholarships and bursaries for future generations of students enrolled in the School of Nursing programs.  Funds raised will ensure nursing students have the financial supports needed to succeed in fulfilling their academic dreams.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic educated nurses are known for their leadership, high standards of practice, ethical behaviour, acceptance of diversity and skillful compassion. With 16 innovative programs, the School of Nursing boasts 230 nationally recognized faculty and staff who’ll help prepare students for gratifying careers as registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, diabetes educators and more.