Registered Nursing Bridging Program for Re-entry to Practice (Part-time studies)

School of Nursing Certificate

Program Overview

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 Registered Nursing Bridging Program for Re-entry to Practice 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.

This is a certificate program for RNs previously registered in Canada. There are three major components to the program: theoretical concepts (9 online courses), simulation labs and onsite clinical practice education. Your studies will focus on:

  • health assessment
  • issues and trends in professional nursing
  • maternal-newborn nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • pediatric, adult and gerontological nursing
  • perspectives in community nursing
  • pharmacology

Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our School of Nursing 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 this 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 College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS).

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).


Nursing in Canada (NRSG-103)
Community Health Nursing (NRSG-105)
Mental Health Nursing (NRSG-106)
Health Assessment (NRSG-104)
Maternal-Newborn Nursing (NRSG-107)
Pharmacology (PHAR-202)
Pediatric Nursing (NRSG-108)
Adult Health Nursing (NRSG-221)
Gerontological Nursing (NRSG-222)
Clinical Practice Education Experience (CLIN-106)
Clinical Skills Lab (NRSG-223)