At the official signing event in Weyburn, June 20, 2024. L to R: Dean Loberg (Vice President of Academics and Teaching and Learning, Southeast College), Dr. Vicky Roy (President and CEO, Southeast College), Dr. Solina Richter (Dean, University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing) (credit: Breanna Pochipinski)

USask partners with Southeast College to deliver nursing program in Weyburn

WEYBURN – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Nursing, in partnership with Southeast College, is pleased to announce the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will be offered at the Southeast College Weyburn Campus starting in Fall 2025.

To formalize the partnership between the institutions, USask College of Nursing and Southeast College signed a memorandum of agreement on June 20 at the Southeast College Weyburn Campus.

Prior to this agreement, students in Weyburn and surrounding communities interested in the USask BSN program had to relocate to a USask campus or distributed site to pursue a nursing degree.

By giving students the opportunity to complete the four-year USask degree at the Southeast College Weyburn Campus, students can learn and study at home in southeast Saskatchewan.

The first cohort of the BSN program is to begin in Weyburn in September 2025, with the pre-professional year of nursing courses available as of September 2024.

The first BSN graduates from the new College of Nursing distributed site in Weyburn are expected in June 2028. 

The formalized partnership comes at a critical time, as the demand for registered nurses continues to grow, especially in rural and remote Saskatchewan.

“Southeast College has a proven history of offering health-care programs throughout our region,” said Dr. Vicky Roy (PhD), president and CEO of Southeast College.

“The ability to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a logical next step for the progression of health-care programs at our college. We look forward to continued programming partnerships with USask in years to come.”

“Entering this partnership with Southeast College in Weyburn is exciting, as it enables us to deliver degree-level nursing education in southeast Saskatchewan,” said USask College of Nursing dean Dr. Solina Richter (DCur).

“Students in Weyburn and surrounding area who may not have considered a nursing degree in the past will now have access to learn where they live, as a result of our two institutions working together.”

Students pursuing first-year pre-professional nursing classes at Southeast College will take virtual classes and attend in-person labs at the Weyburn Campus. In years two to four of the USask Nursing BSN program, students will take classes and labs at the Southeast College Weyburn Campus, and clinical placements in Weyburn and surrounding communities.

To learn more about the USask BSN program offered at the Southeast College Weyburn Campus, please visit the Southeast College website and USask Admissions site.


For more information, please contact:

Sheena Onrait                                                                                    
Vice President, Communication and Strategic Enrolment
Southeast College
Cell: 306-637-6101

Breanna Pochipinski
Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist
University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing
Cell: 306-940-6334