Health & Community Studies

Indigenous Practical Nursing

NOC-3413

Program Description

The Indigenous Practical Nursing (IPN) two year diploma program will prepare students to become culturally responsive, compassionate, effective and professional care providers. The IPN graduate will provide care to individuals, families and communities at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Over the two year span students will develop into a competent, confident, practical nurses capable of making a positive difference in the health and well-being for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

Upon successful completion of the Indigenous Practical Nursing diploma program and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE), graduates will be eligible for licensure with the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).

Admission Requirements

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Regular Admission Requirement

  • Regular Grade 12/ Adult 12
  • Minimum overall average of 65% in the following 5 classes:
    • ELA A 30
    • ELA B 30
      • One Of:
    • Foundations of Mathematics 30
    • Pre-Calculus 30
    • Calculus 30
      • One Of:
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
    • Physics 30
      • One Of:
    • Social Studies 30: Canadian Studies
      Native Studies 30: Canadian Studies
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Non-Academic Requirements

  • Immunization records
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Applicants should be physically and personally suited to perform required duties.
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Special Admission Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age or older;
  • Complete an entrance exam (ie. CAAT Assessment) and achieve a Grade 11 minimum;
  • Plus:
    • One of: (min. 65% average)
      • Foundations of Mathematics 30
      • Pre-Calculus 30
      • Calculus 30
    • One of: (min. 65% average)
      • Biology 30
      • Chemistry 30
      • Physics 30

Career Centres

6,618

clients worked with job coaches last year

Career Centres

8 Centres

Start your career at any one of our 8 Career Centres in Saskatchewan

Scholarships

$430K

in student scholarships awarded last year

Scholarships

165

awards available to SIIT students

Academic Programs

122

SIIT programs offered in 2017-18

Academic Programs

56%

were offered at Campus locations

44%

were offered at Community locations

Academic Programs

2,432

students registered in 2017-18

We are Indigenous

93%

of students and

70%

of staff self-identify as Indigenous

We are Indigenous

Students from over

70+

First Nations attend SIIT from across Saskatchewan

Academic Programs

1,507

students completed their program in 2017-18

Delivery Method

  • Program will be a mixture of classroom and hands on learning (50% and 50%)

Tuition and Fees

Year One
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
Fees
Total*
TBD TBD TBD TBD
Please note: All fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required UPass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
Year Two
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
Fees
Total*
TBD TBD TBD TBD
Please note: All fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required UPass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
U-Pass - Saskatoon and Regina Transit Bus Passes
UPass  

$260 per year

$130 per semester

The U-Pass is a City Transit bus pass for students that allow you to save on transportation costs. The U-Pass fee is a provided at a reduced cost compared to a standard monthly City Transit pass and is mandatory for most SIIT students in Saskatoon and Regina. You may use the U-Pass as many times as you would like during the academic term. Students who meet certain requirements can opt-out of the U-Pass, please contact the Admissions department for more information.
Please note: U-Pass fees are subject to change.

Courses

Course information coming soon!

Graduation Requirements

Students will need to complete all courses will a 60% average to graduate from the program.

Attendance Policy

We recommend that students attend all classes; we do know that life can throw a mean curve-ball or appointments cannot be missed, in this case, please let your instructors know of your absence to make arrangements for missed class time.

If applicable follow your funder’s requirements.

Career Posibilities

Graduates from this program enter a variety of work related roles within the nursing field.

International Students

SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.

English Language Benchmark

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Administration Office
Suite 118-335 Packham Avenue
Asimakaniseekan Askiy Reserve
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4S1
306-244-4444