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Math for Health Care Providers (MATH 1806)

You will review the basic mathematics skills required to succeed in the health care industry. This online course includes demonstrations and animations as well as interactive exercises and quizzes.

Students have online access to course material at days and time of their choice. Instructor assistance is not available for this course.

15 hours
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-649September 4, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Registration Deadline: December 12, 2014
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$115.00Distance
CRN: 201403-273January 2, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 28, 2015
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$115.00Distance
CRN: 201404-27May 1, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 26, 2015
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$115.00Distance

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Care of the Bariatric Client (NURS 1676)

You will study the area of bariatrics and enhance your knowledge regarding resources and care of the bariatric client. You will focus on obesity, related conditions, psychosocial factors and client assessment. Health care management will be reviewed with a focus on prevention, treatments, therapies and the use of bariatric equipment. You will discuss types of bariatric surgery and care of the post-surgical client.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-205September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2014
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-208January 12, 2015 - April 7, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2015
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-209March 30, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015
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$550.00Distance

Catheterization Completer Course (NURS 1640)

This course is for licensed practical nurses that require more knowledge and skill ability with catheterizations. You will enhance your skills in male and female catheterization, bladder irrigation and removing a urinary catheter. For the theory portion of the course, you will be required to complete the workbook, view a video and write an examination. Upon successful completion of the theory portion of the course, you will be required to attend a lab. During the lab, time will be provided for practicing and testing of the skill.

Prerequisites: LPN


CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-83March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$360.00Distance

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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$595.00Online
CRN: 201403-198March 23, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015
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$595.00Online

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NURS 1672)

You will increase your knowledge of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to counselling. The course will present an overview of the model, basic assumptions of cognitive behavioural therapy and examine key concepts. You will review the therapeutic process, the nurse’s role and application of the cognitive behavioural model.

Prerequisites: LPN/RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-188March 9, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$180.00Distance

Diabetes Mellitus: Classifications and Diagnosis (NURS 1667)

This course focuses on enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology, classifications and diagnostic criteria of the different types of diabetes.

Prerequisites: LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-190March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$220.00Distance

Foot Care: Principles and Practices (NURS 1656)

You will learn the anatomy, structure and function of the nail, foot and skin. You will learn how to identify common nail and skin pathology, as well as structural pathology of the foot and related nursing interventions. You will learn about common instruments used in foot care and how to care for them, utilizing Health Canada’s guidelines. You will learn how to complete a foot assessment and develop an individualized plan of care. The course includes a two day lab where you will practice and demonstrate foot care, nail cutting and basic padding techniques.

Prerequisites: LPN, RPN or RN


Additional costs: Course manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-289January 12, 2015 - April 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2015
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-290March 9, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$550.00Distance

Foundations of Medical Device Reprocessing (MED 1601)

Your studies will focus on an overview of the medical device reprocessing (MDR) department as well as duties and responsibilities of Medical Device Reprocessing technicians. You will gain valuable information whether you are new to the area or have previous reprocessing experience. You will study medical terminology, major body systems, microbiology, infection control, confidentiality, safety and required Canadian standards related to medical device reprocessing.

Prerequisites: Grade 12 or GED 12, SIAST English Language Proficiency


Additional costs: Text(s)/Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-85November 10, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-174January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-176April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$340.00Distance

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
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$823.00Online

Health Assessment Review Lab LPN (NURS 1661)

You will learn to use physical examination techniques and understand normal assessment findings through active participation in a two-day lab. You will examine a healthy adult and identify deviations that must be referred to a registered nurse or physician.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-70November 3, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Registration Deadline: October 24, 2014
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$400.00Regina
CRN: 201403-77January 12, 2015 - February 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2015
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$400.00Regina
CRN: 201403-78March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$400.00Regina
CRN: 201404-11May 4, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015
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$400.00Regina

Insulin Therapy in Diabetes Management (NURS 1668)

Your studies will focus on increasing your knowledge of the insulin preparations available in Canada. You will study different insulin regimens and the role of intensive insulin therapy in diabetes management.

Prerequisites: Diabetes Mellitus: Classifications and Diagnosis, LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-191March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$220.00Distance

Intramuscular Injection Completer Course (PHAR 1602)

This course is for licensed practical nurses that require more knowledge and skill ability for intramuscular injections (IM). For the theory portion of the course, you will be required to complete the workbook, view a video and write an examination. Upon successful completion of the theory portion of the course, you will be required to attend a lab. During the lab, time will be provided for practicing and testing of the skill.

Prerequisites: One of: Medications Clinical (CLIN 279), Drug Therapy 2 (Phar 262), Practical Nursing Clinical Experience 2C (CLIN 275), Practical Nursing Practicum 3 (PRAC 261), Practical Nursing Re-Entry Clinical Experience (CLIN 227) or similar course approved by Practical Nursing Program Head


CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-80March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$360.00Distance

Medical Device Reprocessing - Decontamination: Cleaning and Disinfection (MED 1602)

You will have the opportunity to study decontamination in medical device reprocessing. You will discuss agents for cleaning and disinfection as well as study various equipment used to decontaminate surgical instruments and patient care equipment. You will discuss the handling and cleaning of both rigid and flexible endoscopes. The course will also cover key policies and procedures related to medical device reprocessing.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Medical Device Reprocessing


Additional costs: Text(s)/Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-179November 10, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-178January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-179April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$340.00Distance

Medical Device Reprocessing - Inspection, Assembly and Packaging (MED 1603)

You will discuss the inspection, sorting, assembling, packaging and storing instruments. Aspects of preparing equipment to be sterilized will be covered. You will study the various classifications of surgical instruments including specialty and by service categories. Policies and procedures related to these areas will also be identified.

Prerequisites: Medical Device Reprocessing - Decontamination: Cleaning and Disinfection


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-181November 10, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-180January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-181April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$340.00Distance

Medical Device Reprocessing - Sterilization, Storage and Distribution (MED 1604)

Your studies will cover the microbiological principles of sterilization. You will study the various methods of sterilization including steam, EtO and low level sterilizers. This course will also focus on monitoring the sterilization process, discussing loaner instruments and identifying components of storage, distribution and transportation of sterile supplies.

Prerequisites: Medical Device Reprocessing - Inspection, Assembly and Packaging


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-184November 10, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-182January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-183April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$340.00Distance

Medical Device Reprocessing Practicum (PRAC 1603)

You will apply theory and skills in an approved medical device reprocessing department. You will participate in the different aspects of medical device reprocessing including decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage and transportation. You will work under the supervision of a manager/supervisor and work directly with a medical device reprocessing technician. You will model professional attitudes and practices in all aspects of your assigned duties.

Prerequisites: Medical Device Reprocessing - Sterilization, Storage and Distribution


400 hours
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-136August 18, 2014 - August 12, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 6, 2015
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$475.00Distance

Mood Disorders (NURS 1633)

The course will focus on helping you increase your understanding of the diagnostic criteria, etiology, symptoms and interventions for mood disorders. You will use a variety of print and Internet resources to assist you in working with persons with mood disorders.

Prerequisites: LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-185March 9, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$180.00Distance

Nursing Management and Leadership (MGMT 1616)

You will explore key concepts related to management and leadership in nursing as well as the influence of ethical and legal issues. You will examine the basics of planning, the significance of communication in the work setting, human resource management, quality management, quality improvement and fiscal management using evidence based practices and resources. You will combine theory and practical examples and case studies to enhance your management and leadership skills.

Prerequisites: LPN or RN


Additional costs: Text(s) and course manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-79September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2014
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-84January 12, 2015 - April 7, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2015
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-85March 30, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015
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$550.00Distance

Oral Anti-hyperglycemic Agents in Diabetes Management (NURS 1669)

This course focuses on increasing your knowledge of the different classes of oral medications used to manage type 2 diabetes. You will study the medications’ mode of action, their potential side effects and the clinical markers considered when an anti-hyperglycemic agent is prescribed.

Prerequisites: Diabetes Mellitus: Classifications and Diagnosis, LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-207March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$220.00Distance

Principles of Nursing Practice for Outpatient Procedures (NURS 1658)

You will review principles of nursing practice as they apply to procedures performed in a variety of outpatient settings. You will study process, roles/responsibilities, legal/moral obligations and measures to ensure patient and staff safety. This course will provide an introduction to the principles of asepsis, sterilization and disinfection and infection prevention in the outpatient setting. It will also provide information on identification, safe use and care of instruments, equipment and supplies for the performance of procedures. You will study pre and post procedure care including methods of anesthesia, recovery from anesthesia, discharge and follow up. For more information, browse the blankfrequently asked questions(pdf).

Prerequisites: Must be a RN or LPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-80September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2014
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-86January 12, 2015 - April 7, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2015
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$550.00Distance
CRN: 201403-87March 30, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015
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$550.00Distance

Psychosocial Assessment (NURS 1634)

You will enhance your knowledge of how to provide a more thorough psychosocial assessment in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Using a variety of print and Internet resources, you will review communication techniques and further develop your understanding of the assessment of a wide range of areas in mental status assessment (including affect, behaviour, cognitive functions, thought processes and culture, and spirituality).

Prerequisites: LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-184March 9, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$180.00Distance

Psychotropic Agents (NURS 1635)

Your studies will focus on psychotropic agents used in a variety of disorders. The primary references used are a handbook for mental health workers published by a registered psychiatric nurse in British Columbia (included with the course manual) and Internet resources. You will study major medication groups (including antidepressant agents, mood stabilizers, anxiety and sedative-hypnotic agents, antipsychotic agents and antiparkinsonian agents).

Prerequisites: LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-186March 9, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$180.00Distance

Roles/Responsibility/Ethic LPN (NURS 1677)

You will review the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) code of ethics, identify roles and functions of professional nursing organizations; examine assumptions about diversity and the importance of standard of care for nursing practice. You will study the rights of clients within the health care system and identify legal, moral and ethical responsibilities concerning client's righrs. In addition you review the multidisciplinary health team approach as well as group dynamics, collegiality, leadership and giving and receiving feedback.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-137September 3, 2014 - June 26, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2015
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$460.00Distance

Schizophrenia (NURS 1637)

The course will focus on increasing your understanding of the diagnostic criteria, etiology, symptoms and intervention for schizophrenia. You will use a variety of print and Internet resources to assist you in working with persons with schizophrenia and their families.

Prerequisites: LPN, RN or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-187March 9, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$180.00Distance

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (NURS 1675)

You will learn to conduct culturally-sensitive medico-forensic examinations on patients seeking care following sexual assault. You will learn how achieve the best health outcome by identifying and appropriately documenting injuries, collecting physical specimens, maintaining chain of custody, assessing for treatment and recommending follow-up care as a member of an interprofessional team. You will gain insight into the realm of interpersonal violence and its impact on health and learn how to prepare for courtroom testimony.

Online Plus Lab: Jan 19, 2015 – March 27, 2015, Lab: Mar 25, 26, & 27, 2015 Wascana Parkway Regina SK, Registration deadline Jan 9/15

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-254January 19, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015
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$822.00Online

Therapeutic Communication Skills (NURS 1674)

You will increase your knowledge of the therapeutic relationship using a variety of print and internet resources. You will study an overview of the therapeutic relationship and examine the process of communication and related therapeutic communication techniques. You will also explore responsive and action dimensions used in the therapeutic relationship.

Prerequisites: LPN, RN, or RPN


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-189March 9, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$180.00Distance

TLR Re-certification (SPCR 1001)

You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (TLR) re-evaluation wallet card.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-250September 7, 2014
Sun - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: August 29, 2014
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$90.00Regina
CRN: 201402-251September 7, 2014
Sun - 1:00-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: August 29, 2014
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$90.00Regina
CRN: 201402-252October 25, 2014
Sat - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2014
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$90.00Regina
CRN: 201402-253October 25, 2014
Sat - 1:00-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2014
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$90.00Regina
CRN: 201402-254November 16, 2014
Sun - 1:00-5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: November 7, 2014
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$90.00Regina
CRN: 201404-34June 14, 2015
Sun - 12:00-4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
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$90.00Regina

Wound Care Completer Course (NURS 1638)

This course is for licensed practical nurses that require more knowledge and skill ability for wound care. The course content includes theory, selfstudy, simulated lab testing and an exam. Your studies will focus on suture and clip removal, the principles of sterile technique and medical/surgical asepsis. Upon successful completion of the theory portion of the course, you will be required to attend a lab. During the lab, time will be provided for practicing and testing of the skill.

Prerequisites: LPN


CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-82March 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
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$360.00Distance

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