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The University of Saskatchewan Officially Opens Regina Campus - Home to the College of Nursing

President Busch-Vishniac and Minister Morgan officially cut the ribbon, while Dean Butler and Associate Dean Lynn Jansen unveil the rendering of the final construction phase.
President Busch-Vishniac and Minister Morgan officially cut the ribbon, while Dean Butler and Associate Dean Lynn Jansen unveil the rendering of the final construction phase.

On November 7, 2012, the U of S officially opened a new stand-alone campus in Regina, home to the College of Nursing! Although the building is undergoing renovations, students have been attending classes and participating in labs in the completed areas since September. "We are thrilled the U of S now has a modern teaching facility in Regina for our program," said Lorna Butler, dean of the College of Nursing. "It's a very exciting time for the college. Not only are we located in a newly renovated space, we also welcomed the first class of our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program this September."

Once renovations are complete, the campus will feature an updated lecture theatre, two classrooms, numerous break-out rooms, offices for staff, faculty, research and the Native Access Program to Nursing, a boardroom, a nursing skills practice lab that provides for simulation practice related to student's clinical experience, a large student learning commons and a graduate student mezzanine.

The new U of S Regina Campus grand opening celebration took place in conjunction with the university's president's tour. "I am delighted to be part of such an important event," said U of S President Ilene Busch-Vishniac. "Opening a stand-alone U of S campus is part of our continuing effort and commitment to serve the educational needs of the entire province".

"The College of Nursing is building on the U of S history of partnering with regional colleges and other post-secondary institutions," said Butler. "Our Learn Where You Live model reaches out to students in their home communities. When the new space was designed, we made sure the facility was equipped with state-of-the-art technology to assist us with distributed learning. Our students can complete their entire U of S BSN degree without leaving their home communities in La Ronge, Île-à-la-Crosse, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina."

The U of S College of Nursing now has the capacity to admit 345 undergraduate students throughout the province each year. The first graduating class from the nursing program at the Regina campus is expected in 2015.

The new Regina campus is located at 4400 4th Avenue, on the corner of Lewvan Drive.

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Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Advanced Education, brings greetings on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan.
Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Advanced Education, brings greetings on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan.
Dean Lorna Butler discusses the College of Nursing's Learn Where You Live model and the importance of having the U of S BSN program and nursing campus in southern Saskatchewan.
Dean Lorna Butler discusses the College of Nursing's Learn Where You Live model and the importance of having the U of S BSN program and nursing campus in southern Saskatchewan.
University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac brings greetings on behalf of the U of S and speaks about the U of S commitment to serve the educational needs of the entire province.
University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac brings greetings on behalf of the U of S and speaks about the U of S commitment to serve the educational needs of the entire province.
Bev Whitehawk, Director of Primary Health Care, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, speaks about the importance of nursing education in Aboriginal communities.
Bev Whitehawk, Director of Primary Health Care, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, speaks about the importance of nursing education in Aboriginal communities.
Lynn Jansen, Acting Associate Dean Southern Saskatchewan Campus, talks about the Regina campus.
Lynn Jansen, Acting Associate Dean Southern Saskatchewan Campus, talks about the Regina campus.
Rendering of the Learning Commons area to be completed early 2013
Rendering of the Learning Commons area to be completed early 2013