Nursing Re-entry (Part-time studies)

School of Nursing Applied Certificate

Program Overview

Current students will complete this program August 20, 2021.
Effective August 31, 2020, this program will be known as Registered Nursing Bridging Program for Re-entry to Practice (RNBP/RTP).

You’ve been thinking about getting back into nursing. You miss your ability to touch so many lives as a registered nurse. And whether you want to practice at the bedside or work in research, community health or education, job opportunities for RNs are more diverse than ever.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Nursing Re-entry program is your first step back to the career you love. When you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to move confidently into today’s primary health-care settings.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Nursing Re-entry is an applied certificate program for RNs previously registered in Canada. There are three major components to the program: theoretical concepts (12 self-study courses), simulation labs and onsite clinical practice education. Your studies will focus on:

  • child, adult and older adult nursing
  • health assessment
  • issues and trends in professional nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • perspectives in community nursing
  • pharmacology

Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Nursing Division offers innovative online programs. Each is designed with input from the health care profession, so your education is up-to-date and matches opportunities in the field.

Learn At Your Own Pace

Because Saskatchewan Polytechnic Nursing Re-entry program is an online, distance-based program, you can work from your own home, on your own time and at your own pace. You have three years to complete all courses. You’ll build your knowledge through course work, develop your practical skills through simulation labs and gain real world experience through clinical practicums. You’ll also have one-on-one interaction with faculty throughout your program.

Update Your Professional Credentials

On completion of the program, you’ll be eligible for re-licensure as a Registered Nurse with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) or you’ll be eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE).

Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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To graduate and receive a credential for this program, part-time students must apply to the program and be admitted before taking the practicum (PRAC 189).


Clinical Experience 1 (CLIN-200)
Clinical Experience 2 (CLIN-201)
Health Assessment 1 (NRSG-200)
Health Assessment 2 (NRSG-201)
Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 1 (NRSG-202)
Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing 2 (NRSG-203)
Perspectives in Community Nursing (NRSG-204)
Mental Health Nursing (NRSG-205)
Nursing Re-entry Lab 1 (NRSG-206)
Nursing the Childbearing Family (NRSG-207)
Child Health Nursing (NRSG-208)
Adult Health Nursing 1 (NRSG-209)
Adult Health Nursing 2 (NRSG-210)
Nursing the Older Adult (NRSG-211)
Nursing Re-entry Lab 2 (NRSG-212)
Pharmacology in Nursing (PHAR-200)