Registered Nursing Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses (Part-time studies)School of Nursing Certificate
If you're an internationally-educated nurse who wants to practice nursing in Saskatchewan, you will need to update your credentials to meet the competencies set out by the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS), or for the regulatory body in the province in which you reside. We are unable to accept internationally educated nurses from Ontario. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is here to help you gain the knowledge and skills to work as a registered nurse (RN) in Canada.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Registered Nursing Briding Program for Internationally Educated Nurses is an online certificate program. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills you need to work as a nurse in Canada. You will:
- learn about the Canadian health care system
- study health assessment, health challenges, communications, and care of the elderly
- study medical technology, terminology and drug therapy theory in Canada
- study regulations, ethics, safety and cultural competency
- explore issues generated by language barriers and cultural differences
- have your clinical skills assessed in comparison to techniques and equipment used in Canada
- take part in simulation labs and supervised clinical practice education, and
- prepare to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Registered Nursing Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses is highly regarded across Canada. Because it is offered online (with access to tutor support via telephone, fax and/or email), you can work from your own home, on your own time and at your own pace. You have two years to complete all courses.
The program is designed to give you hands-on practice with nursing skills, documentation and equipment. You'll take part in simulation labs and supervised clinical practice education, and you'll have your clinical skills assessed in comparison to techniques and equipment used in Canada.
You’re Ready to Earn Professional Credentials
Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
- Successful completion of all theory courses (except the Communications courses) with a grade of 50% or better
- Successful completion of the Communications courses, skills lab and clinical experience is a pass-fail designation based on identified criteria
- PLAR and Transfer Credit
- For more information on PLAR and Transfer Credit, please contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
CoursesNursing in Canada (NRSG-103)
Mental Health Nursing (NRSG-106)
Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing Communication (NRSG-120)
Health Assessment (NRSG-104)
Maternal-Newborn Nursing (NRSG-107)
Pediatric Nursing (NRSG-108)
Adult Health Nursing (NRSG-221)
Gerontological Nursing (NRSG-222)
Clinical Practice Education Experience (CLIN-209)
Clinical Skills Lab (NRSG-223)