Southeast residents who were looking at getting their Bachelor of Science in Nursing can now take the program and stay in this corner of the province, thanks to a new agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and Southeast College.  

“We have a long history of offering health care programs at Southeast College, from our continuing care assistant program to our practical nursing program, and we feel like this is just the most logical next step to continue to offer nursing and nursing-related programs in southeast Saskatchewan,” said Sheena Onrait. She is the Vice-President of Communications and Strategic Enrolment. “We are incredibly blessed, pleased, excited... All of the words... to be able to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in conjunction with the University of Saskatchewan.” 

The first cohort of the nursing program will start at the Weyburn campus of Southeast College in the fall of 2025, however, the courses needed for the program will initially be offered starting this September with the pre-professional year of classes all nurses take.  

“The majority of those programs will actually be available online and virtually, with the exception of biology; that’ll be offered in person at Southeast College, Weyburn campus,” Onrait explained.  

With the students being able to take the courses here in the southeast, it is hoped those who come through the program will stay here in the southeast. 

“This is just such a huge thing for use in southeast Saskatchewan, for Weyburn, Estevan and all of the rural communities.” 

Those who are interested in learning more about the program, including how to enroll, can visit the University of Saskatchewan admissions site, or the website for Southeast College