Nursing program launched in Swift Current

Posted: September 10, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Jessica Mosher-Slinn is part of the first class of eight students in the SCBScN offered in Swift Current.
Jessica Mosher-Slinn is part of the first class of eight students in the SCBScN offered in Swift Current. Photo: External Relations

The first students in the new Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science (SCBScN) program to be offered in Swift Current have been officially welcomed at a ceremony at Great Plains College in Swift Current.

Although the University of Regina and SIAST have offered classes in Saskatoon and Regina since September 2011 through the SCBScN, this new offering is the first time students will be able to earn a nursing degree in Swift Current. It’s being offered in conjunction with Great Plains College and the Cypress Health Region. 

"I probably wouldn’t have gone into nursing if I had to move. It's unbelievable to be able to stay in Swift Current, and take everything here,” says Alicia Elmgren.

The eight students are getting to know each other. They study together, help each other with assignments, and they traveled together from Swift Current for Welcome Week at the University of Regina. 

“We went to the U of R orientation, and we felt very welcomed,” explains Jessica Mosher-Slinn.

The dean of Nursing at the University of Regina, david Gregory, says “Everybody has worked very diligently. It’s been such a pleasure to work with SIAST, Great Plains College and the Cypress Health Region. Everybody has really stepped up to the table to make this happen.”