There’s excitement in the air at Muenster’s St. Peter’s College as the College and the University of Saskatchewan jointly announced that USask’s full four-year Nursing Degree program will be available at the College.  

A joint release from St. Peter’s College and the USask College of Nursing states that the expanded partnership reflects the “learn where you live” philosophy, giving students from east central Saskatchewan the opportunity to study nursing closer to home. 

Today’s release explains that St. Peter’s College had previously offered the pre-professional year of nursing. Once students completed Year 1 and were accepted into Years 2-4 of the nursing program, they transferred to the main USask campus in Saskatoon or other distributed nursing sites to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. 

With the announcement today, students interested in nursing will now be able to complete the full Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at SPC in Muenster starting fall 2024. 

“Our commitment to excellence in education ensures our students are not only equipped with knowledge and skills, but they also embody the compassion and dedication that are hallmarks of our education tradition at St. Peter’s and of the nursing profession,” said Rob Harasymchuk, president and vice-chancellor of St. Peter’s College. 

“We are proud to partner with the College of Nursing on programming that integrates the latest technology and hands-on clinical experience, while continuing to foster a learning environment where our students thrive and succeed. At SPC, nursing students will have access to classrooms, study spaces, a 

dedicated lab with beds and simulation equipment, and for those who require housing, St. Peter’s has residence and meal plans available.” 

“This is a wonderful development for the Humboldt area and the province of Saskatchewan,” said Dr.James Dosman (MD), chair of the St. Peter’s College Board of Governors. “It accomplishes the goals of economic development, enhancing health care, and giving young people an exceptional opportunity closer to home.” 

“For students in east central Saskatchewan interested in degree-level nursing, this announcement provides a new opportunity,” said University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing Dean Dr. Solina Richter (DCur). “Starting this fall, students will begin the full Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in Muenster.” 

“We are fully committed to the ‘learn where you live’ philosophy and are pleased to partner with St. Peter’s College to add Muenster as another distributed nursing site, alongside Ile-a-la-Crosse, La Ronge, Lloydminster, Yorkton, North Battleford, Weyburn, and Swift Current. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2027 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the St. Peter’s College distributed nursing site.” 

USask and St. Peter’s College acknowledges that For high school students who may not have considered nursing education because they did not want to move to a larger centre, or for mature students for whom relocating is not an option, this new partnership allows students in rural Saskatchewan to pursue their dreams of becoming a registered nurse. 

To learn more about the USask BSN program offered at St. Peter’s College, please visit the St. Peter’s College website and USask Admissions