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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is an advanced certificate program designed to meet the learning needs of registered nurses working in primary health care settings throughout Saskatchewan. You may complete the program part-time while maintaining your family and employment responsibilities. You will develop enhanced skills in health assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation of individuals, families and communities within the framework of primary health care. Community development, health promotion and collaboration with multi-disciplinary health care providers are essential components of the program. Graduates will be expert clinicians, leaders and role models in a wide range of primary health care settings.

Health Assessment (NURS 225) or equivalent within the last year is required prior to acceptance to the program. Each course is 13 weeks in length and offered via the internet and completed at home. Theory and clinical are offered as co-requisites. You must complete all courses within a five-year period. 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.

Clinical Drug Therapy (PHAR 271)

New research and clinical experience result in ongoing changes in the drug therapy field. As an experienced health care provider, you will review essential information that reflects current clinical drug therapy by examining the common classification of drugs. The course content includes strategies to promote safe, effective and rational drug therapy and non-pharmacological approaches while considering the clients’ individual characteristics.

Prerequisites: Eligible for licensure with the registered nurses' or registered psychiatric licensing body in your jurisdiction.

Additional costs: Texts
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-148January 5, 2015 - April 3, 2015
Registration Deadline: December 12, 2014
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CRN: 201403-198March 23, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015
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Health Assessment (NURS 225)

You will study the theory related to interviewing techniques, history taking and a head-to-toe physical assessment. You will have the opportunity to attend a two-day lab where you will focus on performing a comprehensive assessment of the adult client. An evaluation of the assessment skills will be scheduled with an experienced instructor/evaluator.

Prerequisites: Admission requirement: Eligible for licensure with registered nurses’ or registered psychiatric licensing body in your jurisdiction.

Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-147January 5, 2015 - April 3, 2015
Registration Deadline: December 12, 2014
Register Online

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.