The Saskatchewan Collaborative
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
degree program draws on
the extensive nursing expertise of
SIAST and the University of
Regina’s growing national reputation
for research in areas ranging
from pain management
to population health.
A new beginning for nursing education
The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program is offered jointly by the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).
SIAST brings more than 40 years of experience in the delivery of quality nursing education to the SCBScN partnership. Nursing faculty are experienced in delivering a range of programming, including baccalaureate education and advanced education for registered nurses (RNs). By teaching in both classroom and clinical practice settings, faculty help students link theory with practice. The SIAST Nursing Division also is a leader in reaching students where they live through distance delivery modalities using technological innovations.
The University of Regina faculty bring extensive expertise in delivering baccalaureate-level education. The university’s growing nursing faculty will complement the knowledge and expertise of the SIAST faculty and contribute to the university’s growing national reputation as a leader in research in aging, pain management, cancer research, population health, rehabilitation and risk reduction, and rural and northern health.
Vision, mission and values
Advancing health through leadership in relevant, quality nursing education.
The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program anticipates and responds to changing nursing roles and health system needs in the preparation of graduates who will demonstrate leadership in practice, research, education and administration.
Accountability – We adhere to high standards of ethical behaviours and personal accountability. We make decisions and act based on sound principles, good character and caring for others.
Respect – Our treatment of and interactions with each other are principled and respectful.
Diversity – We embrace diverse cultures, heritages and opinions in our efforts to enrich the learning and work environment and foster inclusive decision making.
Innovation – We foster an environment in which new ideas can emerge and lead to creative approaches, solutions and actions.
Integrity – We demonstrate our values through honesty and consistency of principled actions.
Service – We illuminate socially relevant issues and problems and employ our expertise to serve each other and society. The knowledge we generate enriches the community.
The SCBScN is consistent with the identification of health as one of the five strategic priority areas of the University of Regina and is aligned with values illustrated in its strategic plan, Mâmawohkamâtowin: Our Work, Our People, Our Communities. The collaborative program also dovetails with SIAST’s strategic plan, SIAST 2.0, and its strategic themes of building successful careers and leveraging educational innovation.