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Award of Excellence in Nursing

For Lindsay Iron, community is everything. As one of this year’s Award of Excellence in Nursing recipients, she is incredibly proud of what the award means, recognition for working hard to make positive change in the northern communities she serves.

The Award of Excellence in Nursing, presented by Indigenous Services Canada, celebrates the dedication, initiative and excellence of nurses employed by First Nations and Inuit communities, as well as Indigenous Services Canada.

Written by: Benchmark Public Relations

Photo: Lindsay Iron

Date Posted: May 28, 2024

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New Graduate-level nursing programs empower future leaders in health care.

May 6-12 is National Nursing Week, and this year’s theme is Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow. The theme recognizes the tremendous impact that nurses have on individuals, communities, and the future of health care. The U of R’s very own Faculty of Nursing has introduced three new graduate-level programs for already practicing nurses who are looking to take the next step in their nursing careers and further influence the future of health care.

Written by: Teaching & Learning

Photo: U of R Photography

Date Posted: May 10, 2024

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Faculty of Nursing Introduces New Programs

Graduate Certificates and Master’s Degree Opens New Leadership Roles

The Faculty of Nursing is pleased to announce three new and dynamic graduate-level courses for practicing nurses.

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (GCNE), the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership (GCNL), and the Master of Nursing Programs will provide practicing nurses with exciting new opportunities to embark on a transformative journey into nursing leadership..

Posted: May 9, 2024

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New Strategic Plan 2024-2034

Our Primary Intentions Set the Stage for the Next Ten Years

The Faculty of Nursing’s newly-minted 2024-2034 Strategic Plan Unbounded: Connecting Learning and Life will bring previous strategic visions to life and guide the next era of nursing education and research excellence.

Posted: April 25, 2024

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CNPP Receives 7 Year Approval from CRNS

The College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS) recently granted the Faculty of Nursing's Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) a seven-year approval. It indicates the University of Regina's Faculty of Nursing is delivering a high-quality program that prepares nurse practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the healthcare needs of people in Saskatchewan. This is particularly important during challenging times as a growing and aging population is stretching healthcare resources.

Date Posted: April 5, 2024

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CNPP-Graduate Student Celebrates New Opportunities as CNPP Graduate

After working as a Registered Nurse (RN) for the last few years at both the Royal University Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Mackenzie Bauer set her sights on doing more in the healthcare field. She wanted to help prevent health crisis by working in primary care.

“Providing education and promoting patient autonomy is a huge passion of mine which is necessary each day in primary care,” said Bauer.

Date Posted: November 22, 2023

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Dean’s Medal for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina

The recently-minted and re-designed Dean’s Medal for the Faculty of Nursing is a beautifully designed honour awarded in recognition of exemplary achievement in nursing education. 

“Nursing is a profession that is both a science and an art,” said Cheryl Pollard, Dean, Faculty of Nursing. “Science is the foundation of nursing but nursing is fundamentally about relationships, about supporting patients and families in 

Date Posted: October 31, 2023

Class of 2023

Fall Convocation Highlights

This fall convocation marked a significant moment in the lives of university students who successfully completed their degrees, especially for those enrolled in the SCBScN and After Degree Nursing Program. This was a special occasion that demonstrated their determination, resilience, and unwavering commitment as they faced their academic journey amid a global pandemic. Their stories showcased their dedication and adaptability, dealing with a continuously changing work environment while pursuing their degrees.

Date Posted: October 31, 2023

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Nursing Faculty Visits West Virginia to Learn About Mobile Nursing Lab Bus

The University of Regina is exploring a state-of-the-art mobile nursing lab after members of the Faculty of Nursing recently toured a mobile lab at West Virginia Junior College (WVJC). The lab in Morgantown, West Virginia, provides educational opportunities to those living in rural and remote areas.

Written By Joe Camplin

Date Posted: May. 23, 2023

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Online nurse practitioner program improves health care in communities

We caught up with a few CNPP students while they were in Regina for their one-week residency to find out why they decided to become an NP and to learn more about the important role NPs play in the community.

Written By Teaching & Learning

Date Posted: May. 9, 2023

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Launch NURIP 2023: Nursing Undergraduate Internship Program

Now is the perfect time to plan for a successful career in nursing research. The NURIP program offers you an opportunity to participate in deeply engaging and authentic research experiences working alongside Faculty of Nursing researchers.

Written By Gillian Borys

Date Posted: Mar. 15, 2023

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Chief Nursing Officer of Canada Visits the University of Regina

It’s not easy to reach the ears of the federal government, but that’s precisely the role of the Chief Nursing Office of Canada. Dr. Leigh Chapman recently joined colleagues from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina and Sask Polytech in an engagement session with students to discuss her role and ongoing discussions with the federal government.

Written By Megan Haukaas

Date Posted: Feb. 28, 2023

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Faculty Member Contributes to Revolutionary Art Exhibit

The Things We Think With was an exhibit at the Fifth Parallel gallery on campus, which explored the objects and items that are integral aspects of our everyday lives, and why they hold meaning for us.

Written By Megan Haukaas

Date Posted: Feb. 8, 2023

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Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program graduates two 2021 classes.

Katelynn Hartman overcame many hardships to graduate, with great distinction, from the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) offered through a partnership between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina.

Written By Iryn Tushabe

Date Posted: Feb. 26, 2022

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Feature Podcast - Melanie Goodwin

Melanie Goodwin, Instructor with the University of Regina, Saskatoon Campus, shares her use of Cinemeducation in the SCBScN program, with listeners of Nurse Educator Tips for Teaching Podcast

Date Posted: Oct. 21, 2021

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Feature Podcast - Dominique Rislund and Alexandra Hodson

Dominique Rislund and Alexandra Hodson explain how they use video OSCEs (objective structured clinical examinations) in their prelicensure program at the University of Regina (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada).

Date Posted: Sept. 14, 2021