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College of Nursing

Aboriginal Initiatives

K-12 Outreach

Saskatchewan has a fast-growing, young, Aboriginal population making up approximately 17% of the province’s population.  It has been demonstrated that Aboriginal health care professionals are often better able to provide culturally competent care to Aboriginal clients. 

The University of Saskatchewan recognizes that an increased awareness of health professions, and the prerequisites, particularly Biology, Chemistry and Math required to enter into a health sciences degree program, need to be provided in the K-12 school system.

Pre-Health Professions Club

The Pre-Health Professionals Club is a health professions exploration program that provides career development experiences for secondary level students.  It has operated with significant success partnering with the File Hills Tribal Council in Fort Qu’Appelle and the Northern Lights School Division, covering the Northern Administrative District.

Northern Lights School Division Health Career Symposium

The goals and objectives of the Northern Lights School Division Health Career Symposium are as follows:

  • meet with high school students who have an interest in exploring health careers in Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy and Nutrition 
  • create student interest in the healing careers
  • provide opportunities to experience skills related to the healing careers
  • introduce students to role models from health care professions
  • create an awareness about the opportunities in healing careers
  • create links between secondary and post-secondary education and health regions
  • support students in the transition from high school to post-secondary institutions.

If you would like to organize a K-12 nursing or health sciences outreach event for your school or community, such as the Pre-Health Professions Club, participation in a local career fair, or a student recruitment event, please Contact Us.