Message from the Dean
A warm welcome to all of you viewing the College of Nursing website! A new year offers fresh beginnings and a new start. The fresh beginning I am most excited for is the development of the College of Nursing strategic plan! With input from faculty and staff, we look forward to presenting the working draft of this plan to students and stakeholders for input later this year.
The U of S College of Nursing offers a quality place of study and research where students, faculty, and staff focus on making this a great place to learn and advance the practice of nursing. I am honoured and excited to continue this journey with you in 2018! As a new-comer to Saskatchewan, I have been delighted to experience the beauty of this province – complete with sunsets and northern lights! Spending time at our sites in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina, La Ronge, Île-à-la Crosse, and Yorkton has allowed me to meet many people, and to hear the concerns of our rural and remote communities with respect to health care. Educating competent nurses who will serve throughout this province, benefits the people of Saskatchewan, and also globally.
I am proud that this college continues to lead the nation in Indigenous student recruitment and retention; the college is proportionate to the Indigenous population of the province, with 18.9% of our undergraduate program self-declaring as Indigenous, and 17.7% of the overall student body identified as Indigenous. The success of distributed learning is evident in Saskatchewan! Students who are able to remain in their community to learn find that themselves, their family, and their community benefit from distributed learning.
When I have met with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, I have been pleased to see commitment and passion exhibited. Of course, this passion will continue to assist in making the college a place of excellence for learning, research, and scholarly practice. The College of Nursing ensures the education of caring and compassionate health care workers throughout the province!
I am very happy to continue to serve you in the College of Nursing! I wish each of you a very happy and successful new year!
Huey-Ming Tzeng, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing