Note: This program is deleted, effective May 2016.
Across Canada, demand for licensed practical nurses is on the rise. If you're considering returning to active practice, there's never been a better time or broader range of opportunities.
Practical Nurse Re-entry is an applied certificate program that will bring you up to speed on new techniques, technologies and procedures, so you can re-enter the field as a competent practitioner with the knowledge, judgment, skills and attitudes to bring a uniquely holistic, humanistic approach to patient care. It is a distance education program offered over the internet and through home study, which means you can take it wherever you live.
The Practical Nurse Re-entry program is specifically designed for individuals who:
- have previously been registered in Canada as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and are eligible for re-registration in Saskatchewan, or
- are currently registered and want to update and evaluate their knowledge and skills
Individuals who have not been registered in Canada as an LPN and do not meet the competency profile of the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses may be required to take the Practical Nurse Re-entry program.
On graduation, if you previously were registered in Canada you'll be licensed as an LPN. If you previously were not licensed in Canada, you'll be eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration exam.
Come back to Nursing with Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Whether you want to re-enter the profession or simply to update your skills, Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers one of the most respected practical nurse re-entry programs in Canada. Our small class sizes mean more one-on-one interaction with faculty. High-tech simulation learning centres use near-life scenarios to give you hands-on practice. Clinical practice education lets you transfer your skills into the real world.
The program is designed to enable completion on a part-time basis within a two-year time frame. This lets you build your professional credentials while maintaining job and/or family responsibilities.