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
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.
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.
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) or you’ll be eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE).

Refer to our program frequently asked auestions for additional information.

Career and salary information

Your career

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to move confidently into today’s primary health-care settings—acute-care hospitals, regional hospitals, long-term care facilities, home-care settings and more. Most RNs work in direct patient care, but your background and experience could open doors to jobs in administration, education, research and more.

For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you or visit

Part-time delivery

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).

To register for individual courses, please view the part-time offerings available in the Courses section below.


Admission requirements

  • A recommendation letter from the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS)


The following is required prior to participating in clinical practice education. The cost and time required to meet these requirements are the student's responsibility.

  • Current CPR Health Care Provider "C" AED, or equivalent
  • Current immunization
  • Transferring, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) certification
  • Evidence of current N95 respirator mask testing
  • Criminal Record Check (A student may be declined access to a clinical placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check)
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility.

Admission method

First Qualified/First Admitted

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.

Tuition and fees

For tuition information, contact


Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.


College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS)

Perioperative Nursing RN

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