Are you an RN wishing to expand your current skill set and knowledge base? Do you thrive in high intensity environments? Do you desire to provide care to a variety of patient populations with an even broader spectrum of health concerns? Are you excited to be part of a multidisciplinary team that seamlessly blends knowledge and technology, all while delivering holistic, patient centered care? If so, a career in emergency nursing might be right for you.
Emergency nursing requires the acquisition and application of a specialized body of knowledge and skill set. The program will prepare you to make safe clinical decisions in an unpredictable and ever changing environment. While exploring the specialty of emergency nursing, you will look at concepts of partnerships in a team-team based environment, triage, trauma care, care of the critically ill, care of patient across the lifespan, care of specialty populations, and much more
The Emergency Nursing program is 32 weeks long, culminating in an Advanced Certificate of Emergency Nursing upon graduation. The program consists of 23 weeks of online theory, a one week hands on skills and authentic learning lab, and eight weeks of preceptor guided clinical practice education.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the most respected providers of nursing education in Canada. Our Emergency Nursing program follows the standards set by the National Emergency Nursing Association. When you graduate, you will have the foundation needed to successfully write the national emergency certification examination.
Graduates of the Emergency Nursing program belong to a unique group of health care providers, who possess the knowledge and skill set required to care for patients in urgent and emergent scenarios. Essential to the multidisciplinary emergency care team, emergency nurses quickly complete comprehensive assessments, prioritize patient care, make evidence based decisions, and impact patient lives. Often employed in emergency departments, emergency nurses also work in urgent care clinics, ambulances and helicopters, and sport settings.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Emergency Room Nurse||Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (3012)||$65,100 - $99,900|
August, October, January
Some online programs include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. Online programs may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
The following are not required on admission but are required prior to participating in the clinical education component:
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
The annual cost varies according to the current tuition rate and the credit units for each course that you are taking. Tuition for the entire program is due by the first day of orientation. Please contact Regina.EmergencyNursing@saskpolytech.ca or call Heidi Kirk, administrative support, at 306-775-7445 (toll free at 1-866-467-4278) for more information.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.