Faculty of Nursing receives award from Saskatchewan Polytechnic

By Natalie Tomczak Posted: May 1, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Dr. david Gregory, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina
Dr. david Gregory, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina Photo: U of R Photography.

The University of Regina’s Faculty of Nursing will receive one of the three awards to be handed out by Saskatchewan Polytechnic at the President’s Partnership Awards gala in Saskatoon on May 2, 2015.

The President’s Program Partnership Award is presented to an organization, or individual, or individuals, who have made a notable contribution to the development of a new or existing Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

The relationship between the University of Regina’s Faculty of Nursing and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Nursing has, in a relatively short period of time, made long-lasting changes to nursing education in our province. This partnership has seen the creation of two collaborative nursing programs – the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program and the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) - as well as collaborations in the publication of manuscripts and presentations at conferences.

“The Faculty of Nursing is truly honoured to receive the President's Partnership Award for program partnerships,” says Dr. david Gregory, University of Regina’s Dean of the Faculty of Nursing.

“In collaboration with the School of Nursing, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, together we have reshaped the undergraduate and graduate nursing education landscapes in Saskatchewan. Such recognition from Dr. Rosia and Saskatchewan Polytechnic speaks to the vibrant program partnerships between the School of Nursing and the Faculty of Nursing at our respective institutions.”

Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO of Saskatchewan Polytechnic adds, “The Faculty of Nursing, University of Regina, is a valued partner of Sask. Polytech. By working together, we are better able to meet the needs of students and the health-care system across Saskatchewan.”

Also receiving President’s Partnership Awards are Cameco Corporation and Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. Cameco is receiving the Industry Partnership Award for its role in co-operative education placements, student training labs and student award programs.

McLellan is receiving the alumni award for years of service as an active advocate and ambassador for Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

The collaborative nursing programs offered by the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic currently have 1,400 students enrolled, with 600 of those in Saskatoon.

For more information about the gala and awards, visit: saskpolytech.ca/employers/gala/.