Registered nurses provide care to patients in hospitals or related settings. They also deliver health education programs, provide consulting and related services in relevance to the practice of nursing. Nurses work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, or rehabilitation centers.
The Demand for Nurses During Pandemic
The pandemic has resulted in health measures, travel restrictions, and other disruptions. Employment for registered nurses in Saskatchewan did not strongly reduce but has been overall affected. This occupation had an employment rate of 33% higher in April 2020 compared to the previous year.
Learn more about the Steps to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse in Canada
Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)
Saskatchewan Polytechnic and The University of Regina offer a collaborative program in Nursing: the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN). This program has only one intake per year and applications opens on October 1st. The deadline for applications is dependent on your application category.
This program is also approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) and even accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).
Physical Requirements of the Programs
Nursing is a physically demanding career. This program requires you to be part of clinical practices that involves physical activities such as standing for a long period of time, frequently walking, lifting, and bending.
You may apply for scholarships from both the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic to help with your studies.
Learn more about Scholarships for SCBScN students.
Median Wage for Registered Nurses
The median wage is $44 per hour for Registered Nurses in Saskatchewan according to the Government of Canada Job Bank.
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