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Continuing Education and Development for Nurses

Distance E-Learning FAQ

  1. What are College of Nursing E-Learning Events?
  2. How does an E-Learning Event work?
  3. How do I Register?
  4. How much does it cost?
  5. Where do I go to see the E-Learning Event?
  6. Will I have a chance to ask questions during the event?
  7. Will there be facilitators on-site?
  8. Who can I contact if I have more questions?

1. What are College of Nursing E-Learning Events?

The Continuing Education and Development for Nurses Program at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan is pleased to offer continuing education opportunities for health sciences students and health professionals through the E-learning System. This new initiative has been developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

Various branches within The Ministry of Health work together with Continuing Education and Development for Nurses (CEDN) to identify topics that are most relevant to both health science students and health care professionals in Saskatchewan. Events are planned and coordinated jointly between Continuing Education and Development for Nurses and the Ministry of Health and are delivered through education sites throughout the province – primarily regional colleges.

Presentations, made by leading experts and researchers, are broadcast live from studios in either Saskatoon or Regina and sent out to all participating sites throughout Saskatchewan. Registrants at the sites can then “tune in” to the broadcast on the television at the site they are registered.

Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, continuing care aides, physicians, social workers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists, managers, administrators, educators, along with students studying in a wide array of health disciplines are all welcome to attend these events in sites throughout the province.

The objective of the program is to provide increased opportunities for continuing education for those working in healthcare or studying to become healthcare professionals while reducing continuing education barriers such as high registration fees and travel costs.

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2. How does an E-Learning Event work?

Once the topic for the event is identified, CEDN and the Ministry of Health work together to promote the event throughout the province. Interested individuals can find more information through the CEDN website at www.usask.ca/nursing/cedn. The site will have a brochure available for download and printing which will include the agenda, participating sites, speaker information, registration directions, etc.

The website will also host a link so that interested individuals can register online. We ask that all participants register online so that we know how many registrants will be at each site. We can then make the appropriate arrangements.

One week prior to the event, all handout materials will be available for download. Registrants can then return to the CEDN website to print the handouts to enhance their learning experience on the day of the event. Fax forms should be printed off as well for participation in the question and answer segments of the broadcast.

On the day of the event, participants must simply arrive at their selected site with their handout materials. Technicians at each site will ensure the TV is tuned into the correct channel and that a phone and fax machine are available. Participants are then encouraged to sit back, relax, and enjoy their day of learning. * Please note - in some learning facilities, phones and fax machines may be located outside of the assigned room.

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3. How do I Register?

Interested individuals may register online at the CEDN website by clicking the “distance learning” link. If you are unable to access the internet to register, please contact CEDN.

Please note: Registration closes 3 days prior to event.  Late registration not accepted.

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4. How much does it cost?

All E-Learning Events are free of charge.

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5. Where do I go to see the E-Learning Event?

There are 23+ sites at educational institutions across the province that host College of Nursing E-Learning Events. The list of sites is as follows:

  • Carlton Trail Regional College
    • Humboldt
    • Watrous
    • Wynyard
  • Cumberland Regional College
    • Hudson Bay
    • Melfort
    • Nipawin
    • Tisdale
  • Great Plains Regional College
    • Biggar
    • Kindersley
    • Swift Current
    • Warman
  • Northlands Regional College
    • Buffalo Narrows
    • Creightone
    • La Ronge
  • North West Regional College
    • Meadow Lake
    • North Battleford
  • Parkland Regional College
    • Esterhazy
    • Fort Qu'Applle
    • Melville
    • Yorkton
  • SIAST
    • Moose Jaw
    • Saskatoon - Kelsey Campus
    • Prince Albert
    • Regina
  • Southeast Regional College
    • Assiniboia
    • Estevan
    • Weyburn
    • Whitewood
  • University of Saskatchewan
    • College of Education (Broadcast Studio)

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6. Will I have a chance to ask questions during the event?

Yes. Time will be provided throughout the event for participants at all sites to ask specific questions related to the topic. Questions can be faxed in anytime throughout the day or phoned in during the question and answer period. Each site will have a fax machine and phone available for use during the event.

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7. Will there be facilitators on-site?

No. We will not make arrangements for facilitators for these events; however, we will be asking sites to self-facilitate these events. Participants are asked to choose someone among them to record discussions and call or fax in those questions. Participants will want to know where the telephone and fax are located before the program goes on-air.

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8. Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Christine Ashworth
Promotions Officer of CEDN
306-966-8363
info.cedn@usask.ca