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Orientation to Nursing in Canada for Internationally Educated Nurses

If you're an internationally educated nurse who wants to practice nursing in Saskatchewan and Canada, you'll need to update your credentials to meet the competencies of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association. SIAST's innovative Orientation to Nursing in Canada for Internationally Educated Nurses program can help. This applied certificate program is specifically designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to work as a nurse in Canada. You will:

    • learn about the Canadian health care system
    • learn about medical technology, terminology and drug therapy theory in Canada
    • explore issues generated by language barriers and cultural differences
    • have your clinical skills assessed in comparison to techniques and equipment used in Canada
    • take part in simulation labs and supervised clinical practice education
    • prepare to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE)
  For complete program information, check the program page.


Caring for the Elderly Client (NRSG 222)

You will review the growth and development of the older adult. You will explore issues related to older adults (including elder abuse and neglect, the caregiver role and institutionalization). You will examine drug-related issues affecting older adults. You will explore the nursing care required to support older adults (and their families) experiencing elder abuse and/or neglect, and loss, grief and/or death.

Prerequisites: Nursing in Canada 2


Fee: $450 Additional costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1127September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Common Health Challenges (NRSG 221)

You will focus on common health challenges that Canadians experience and the nursing care required to support clients (and their families) experiencing those health challenges.  

Prerequisites: Pharmacology Review, Health Assessment 1, Nursing in Canada 2


Fee: $557 Additonal costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1126September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Communications 1 (NRSG 224)

You will learn and apply Canadian nursing language skills in conducting a nurse-client interview. You will study communication skills, culturally appropriate communication, confidentiality, effective interviewing techniques, assertive communication.

Fee: $200 Additional costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1128September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Communications 2 (NRSG 225)

You will learn how to communicate effectively with other health care professionals and staff at work. You will also examine interpersonal and workplace communication skills.

Prerequisites: Communications 1


Fee: $557 Additonal costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1129September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Communications 3 (NRSG 226)

You will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and families. You will study the concepts of caring communication, health teaching, listening, attending and responding. Interactive activities will allow you an opportunity to apply theory.

Prerequisites: Communications 2


Fee: $200 Additional costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1130September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers

Provides an overview of the principal areas of financial management, introducing the student to financial terminology, relating financial measures to operating information, and enabling the student to understand and apply these measures to operating performance. Students gain a working knowledge of financial management for application on a business or personal level by creating and analyzing financial statements and using the information in these statements to make decisions.

Contact Hours: 34

Fee: $210
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Health Assessment 1 (NRSG 200)

You will study interviewing techniques, history taking and head-to-toe physical assessment. The course content includes assessment of the integumentary system, head and neck, breasts and axillae, lungs and thorax, and cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and lymphatic systems. This is the first of two courses that focus on the theory related to physical assessment.

Fee: $642 Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-63September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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CRN: 09-1122September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Health Assessment 2 (NRSG 201)

Building on the theory you learned in NRSG 200 (Health Assessment 1), you will continue to study the assessment of body systems. The course content includes assessment of the abdomen, musculoskeletal system, neurological system, male and female genitalia and rectum, adapting techniques of health assessment to other age groups and psychological and sociocultural assessment.

Prerequisites: Health Assessment 1, Health Assessment 1


Fee: $545 Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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CRN: 09-1123September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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CRN: 09-64September 3, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Nursing in Canada 1 (NRSG 219)

Your studies will focus on nursing in Canada. You will learn about the role of the nurse in primary health care and how nurses can influence the determinants of health to improve the health of Canadians. You will examine ways in which nurses can be sensitive to the diversity of their clients and how they can support First Nations communities and their traditional health care practices. You will be introduced to the key concepts associated with a systems approach to client safety.

Fee: $557 Additonal costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1124September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Nursing in Canada 2 (NRSG 220)

You will apply theory related to critical thinking, decision making and the nursing process. You will demonstrate reporting and recording in nursing, and teaching and learning. You will examine and solve legal and ethical issues in nursing. This is the second of two courses that focus on nursing in Canada.

Prerequisites: Nursing in Canada 1


Fee: $557 Additional costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1125September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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Pharmacology Review (PHAR 202)

Your studies will focus on a review of the basic principles of pharmacology and common medication classifications. You will explore general nursing roles and responsibilities related to drug administration in Canada. You will identify cultural factors influencing drug therapy. You will review adapting drug therapy for children and older adults, correct drug dosages and IV rate calculations. You will explore the phenomenon of pain and the implications for nursing care for clients experiencing pain.

Prerequisites: Nursing in Canada 2


Fee: $557 Additonal costs: Text(s)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-1131September 2, 2013 - June 30, 2014
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