Building Relationships with Community Partners in Saskatchewan
One goal of the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing is to build meaningful relationships that benefit not only the College, but also the organizations we work with and the communities we live in.
As part of their nursing education, students learn how to work with various organizations and diverse communities. We could not provide this opportunity for our students to learn these valuable skills without the help of our community partners. Our researchers could not advance their programs of research without the community support they receive.We are always looking to build new partnerships. We would like to take this opportunity to showcase just a few of our existing relationships with community partners across Saskatchewan.
Working Together to Reduce the Impact of Domestic Violence
The University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing and community partner Circle Project Association Inc., have been working together to reduce the impact of domestic violence, as well as teach school-age students about wellness. Circle Project is an urban based, Aboriginal organization that provides programs and services in Regina, such as family violence programming, lifestyles counselling, stabilization services, employment preparation and daycare.
Helping to Engage Street-Involved Youth
A partnership between the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing and community partner Street Culture Project Inc., is helping to engage street-involved youth in Regina. Street Culture Project is a non-profit, charitable organization that actively works to empower vulnerable youth within the community.
Educating Local Students to Become Registered Nurses & Nurse Leaders
A partnership between the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing, Parkland College and Sunrise Health Region was created in 2014 to offer the complete University of Saskatchewan Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) undergraduate degree program in Yorkton. The first Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the Yorkton site completed the program in spring 2017.
Introducing the Nurse Practitioner Role in Long Term Care in Weyburn
Helping Those Who Struggle With Substance Use and Addiction
Working together with community partners in Prince Albert and Northern Saskatchewan, researchers are looking into opportunities to develop community-based, client-led interventions that will improve the wellbeing of those living with addiction, as well as their families. In particular, their work is part of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) Prairie Node collaboration.
Educating Teens with Developmental Disabilities about Healthy Relationships
College of Nursing’s Dr. Lee Murray has been working with Saskatoon community partners for over 10 years to educate teens with developmental disabilities about safe environments and healthy peer relationships. The community partners include Canadian Red Cross, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre.
Did You Know the College of Nursing Has Sites Across Saskatchewan?
The College of Nursing is committed to a ‘learn where you live’ philosophy and believes everyone should have access to quality nursing education, no matter where they live. We not only offer our undergraduate program in Saskatoon on the main University of Saskatchewan campus, but at College of Nursing campuses in Regina and Prince Albert and through distributed learning at sites in Ile-a-La-Cross, La Ronge and Yorkton. Our graduate programs are offered distributively meaning students can take their nursing education to the next level without leaving their community.
Given the reach of the College of Nursing across the province of Saskatchewan, we are committed to building community relationships throughout the province.