Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Welcome to the College of Nursing. Today is an important step in advancing your career in our profession. We thank you for choosing the University of Saskatchewan graduate programs. Together with the College of Graduate Studies and Research, our faculty and staff in the college will work closely with you to ensure that your experience is learner centered. Faculty are well versed in the requirements of the programs offered in the college and will work with you to design a program that meets your learning needs.
Students who have chosen the theses option will work with an Advisory Committee comprised of experts in a field of study. Your Supervisor will lead this team and will advise and guide your progress. Those who have chosen the Course based option will work with a Faculty Advisor to ensure progress through the courses required to complete the degree.
You are encouraged to become familiar the University of Saskatchewan Third Integrated Plan: Promise and Potential. There are 4 areas of focus:
Knowledge Creation: Innovation and Impact
• We will establish a pervasive culture of research and scholarship throughout the institution,
Innovation in Academic Programs and Services
• We will implement a strategic approach to enrolment by creating a mix of programs and learners that reflect deliberately chosen academic priorities,
Aboriginal Engagement: Relationships, Scholarship, Programs
• We will be characterized as a place with diversified approaches and flourishing initiatives in every college and school involving rigorous and supportive programs for Aboriginal student success,
Culture and Community: Our Local and Global Sense of Place
• We will model innovation through creative responses to challenging environmental, social and economic problems.
The College of Nursing is responsive to the needs of the people of Saskatchewan as evidenced in our Mission Statement. With your help, as advanced learners in nursing, that we can make a difference in the health of the people of our province and our global communities. Through shared initiatives we will be successful in achieving these areas of focus.
This learning experience is designed to challenge your thinking, invite creativity and form relationships that are sustained beyond your program of study. I look forward to working with each of you as we discover the possibilities of a graduate education in nursing.
Lorna Butler, RN. PhD
Professor & Dean