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Practical Nurse Re-Entry

Practical Nurse Re-entry is an applied certificate program for individuals who:

  • have previously been registered in Canada as licensed practical nurses and are eligible for re-registration in Saskatchewan
  • are practical nurses but have not been registered in Canada as licensed practical nurses and require or want to prepare to write the national registration exams (Assessment Strategies Inc.)
  • want to update and evaluate their knowledge and skills
  • You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to reach the competencies required for a beginning practical nurse graduate.

    This program is available in full through distance and/or part-time continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


Basic Computer Operation (COMP 170)

You will be introduced to basic computer concepts. The course content includes computer components, hardware, software, working in a graphical user interface, file management, word processing and the Internet. The general skills you learn will prepare you for further courses, such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.

Additional costs: Text (approx. $25)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-502September 8, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-557January 12, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-558March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
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$199.00Distance

Health Assessment for LPNs (NURS 227)

You will learn how to perform a health history and physical examination of clients in various stages across the lifespan. You will explore the challenges related to aging. The assessment will include physiological, spiritual, developmental and environmental data. Your 12 hour lab experience will help you gain expertise in documenting a health history and performing a physical examination on a healthy adult.

Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-69September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$770.00Distance
CRN: 201403-55March 30, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015
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$770.00Distance

Health Challenges of the Adult (NRSG 215)

Your studies will focus on the concepts of growth and development. Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific health challenges of adults. You will explore the area of infection control, and discuss the concepts of microbiology and selected specific microorganisms. You will learn about emerging infections and communicable diseases in Canadian communities.

Prerequisites: Issues and Trends for Practical Nurse Re-entry (Concurrent), Interpersonal Relationships for Practical Nurse Re-entry (Concurrent), Health Assessment (Concurrent), Pharmacology for Practical Nurse Re-entry (Concurrent)


Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-65September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$510.00Distance

Health Challenges of the Older Adult (NRSG 216)

You will discuss the growth and development of the older adult and the concept of health aging. Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific health challenges of older adults. Using the primary health care approach, you will explore chronic health challenges specific to various body systems and approaches to their management.

Prerequisites: Health Challenges of the Adult (Concurrent)


Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-66September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$510.00Distance

Interpersonal Relationships for Practical Nurse Re-entry (NRSG 214)

You will explore the concept of self in relation to others. You will review basic therapeutic communication skills. Through reflection and understanding your nature, you will experience awareness, personal growth and development of critical thinking skills. You will focus on therapeutic relationships with an emphasis on caring, advocacy and diversity.

Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-64September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$510.00Distance

Issues and Trends for Practical Nurse Re-entry (NRSG 213)

Within a caring, holistic context, you will explore current trends and issues (including holistic health, primary health care, health promotion and determinants, teaching strategies and legal/ethical issues). You will also examine the changing role of the LPN and the culture of patient safety.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Operation (Concurrent)


Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-63September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$510.00Distance

Nursing Specialties for Practical Nurse Re-entry (NRSG 218)

Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specialized areas of nursing. You will study rehabilitation nursing, palliative care, mental health nursing, family centered perinatal nursing, pediatric nursing, community nursing and perioperative nursing.

Prerequisites: Health Challenges of the Older Adult (Concurrent)


Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-67September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$510.00Distance

Pharmacology for Practical Nurse Re-entry (PHAR 201)

You will study the basic concepts of pharmacology and related nursing responsibilities in the context of patient safety. You studies will focus on drug classifications, drug preparations, drug actions and interactions and the channels of drug administration. You will study selected drug classifications in depth. You will learn how to research drugs and perform drug dosage calculations. You will also learn about nursing responsibilities related to drug administration. You will receive information about Canadian drug laws, use and availability.

Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-70September 2, 2014 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
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$510.00Distance

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