Nursing: making a difference for students
The College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has more options for students. Turn your bachelor's degree into a rewarding and challenging career that's integral to the healthcare profession with the new Post-Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
The College of Nursing offers students the opportunity to work with scientists who are changing the way health is understood. Students will have the unique advantage of an interprofessional and scholarly approach, and will study alongside other health science students.
Dr. Lee Murray, RN, PhD, associate professor, College of Nursing, explains that prior learning and experience from an undergraduate degree can be a valuable stepping stone to a career in nursing. "I believe it prepares students for critical thinking, gives them a thirst for knowledge and imparts a broad world view. This is an advantage for the specialized work in the classroom and in practical settings."
"I worked with top faculty and researchers who supported my specific interests and encouraged me to develop the skills I need to be a great nurse."
Kaitlyn Mann, BSN graduate
The College of Nursing is a vibrant research community. Dr. Murray is a devoted educator and researcher and she is making a difference with her program ‘Creating Safe Environments for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities'. It's providing a better understanding of mental health,
sexuality, rights and responsibilities, and peer relationships in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Dr. Murray's program provides valuable education and tools to parents and teachers to help create positive experiences in school and at home.
Nursing offers a considerable amount of flexibility and professional development. Nurses can transfer amongst a multitude of health areas and practice settings such as acute care within a hospital to community healthcare in a neighborhood clinic. Other fields of work include intensive care, operating rooms, longterm care facilities, public health, rehabilitation facilities, education and research.
Also available to nurses is the option to specialize in an area of interest such as oncology, emergency or mental health. This can be pursued through a graduate program at the U of S. Dr. Murray is proud of the different nursing roles she has held throughout her career. These include a variety of hospital positions, long term care, home, care, a clinical nursing specialist in mental health, and now, a teacher and
"Nurses can change jobs many times over their lifetime, but never have to changes professions." Dr. Lee Murray, RN, PhD