College of Nursing

Native Access Program to Nursing

Aboriginal Advising

Sihtoskatowin - Supporting One Another

Aboriginal nursing advisors in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert work with students at all sites to build community through gatherings and peer networks, provide academic and personal advisement and facilitate tutoring, mentorship and referrals to culturally appropriate supports as requested. NAPN advisors are also available to provide information and referrals for child care, housing, funding and other concerns. Although NAPN primarily supports Aboriginal students through their nursing education, support is extended to all nursing students when needed.

NAPN provides the following to students:

  • Academic and personal advising
  • Referrals/Advisement for childcare, housing , and funding concerns
  • Tutoring for various classes (when needed)
  • Gatherings and lunches
  • Student Lounge with computer, free printing, and internet access (may vary by site)

The College of Nursing has 16.6% of total seats set aside for Aboriginal students - these students compete competitively within this pool.

Note: Our program does not provide admission into Nursing; please click here formore information is available:

If you have any questions or need help with current or upcoming classes, applying into Nursing, or want to schedule an appointment with an Aboriginal Nursing Advisor, please see our contact page.