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Historic fall nursing convocation at USask – Sasktoday

November 14, 2023

History is made at USask Fall Convocation as the College of Nursing celebrates the largest class of Saskatchewan-based nurse practitioner graduates to date.

SASKATOON — As the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Nursing celebrates 85 years of delivering nursing education, the college also celebrated making history at Fall Convocation.

The fall Class of 2023 is the largest class of USask nurse practitioner (NP) graduates from Saskatchewan, the second largest class of NP graduates to date, as well as the largest number of self-declared Indigenous nurse practitioner grads in college history.

“NP’s are a vital part of the health-care team improving access to primary health care for many Canadians,” said Janet Luimes, academic program lead for the nurse practitioner program at the College of Nursing.

“The number of nurse practitioner students has grown substantially over the past decade and graduating 32 new NPs, 16 of whom are from Saskatchewan, is something to celebrate. Each graduate will make a difference in the community where they practice.”

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