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Building for the Future

Meeting the needs of a growing demand for health professionals 

The Need

One of the North West College’s focal areas has been the provision of health care education.

We admit 24 students into year one of the Psychiatric Nursing program annually, with students in year two and year three also on-campus. In addition we offer a Practical Nursing Program with an intake of 16 seats biannually, and two Continuing Care Assistant Programs both with 16 seats each. Total capacity is 120 students in our health care programs at the Battlefords Campus annually. All vying for use of the existing Simulation Learning Centre and classroom space, the Battlefords Campus exceeded its capacity.

In order to ensure a high quality educational experience in this Centre, the College is seeking community support for further funding to expand and equip the learning environment.


  • The expansion will support a total of 10 beds.
  • The space will be separated into 5 beds per side, with a sliding glass door separating the space. This will offer the lab to be used by different programs at the same time, if needed.
  • The Centre will also include a high fidelity simulation testing room where students will be viewed performing tasks on a simulation mannequin.
  • Office space will be adjoining the lab for breakout sessions and instructor prep.

High Fidelity Simulation Testing Room

High Fidelity Simulation is a healthcare education methodology that involves the use of sophisticated life-like mannequins in realistic patient environments.

Students assume various roles and respond to the patient situation which are assigned during the prebriefing. Following the scenario, a debriefing session is held where participants reflect and identify practice/knowledge gaps and propose changes to their future responses in a similar situation.

The key advantage of high-fidelity simulation is that it allows learners of all levels an opportunity to immerse themselves in a simulated clinical scenario that looks and feels real. The higher the fidelity, the more likely the learner will suspend disbelief and engage in the learning activity. Ultimately, the more knowledgeable the healthcare practitioner is, the safer the patient will be.

By participating in simulation, students are provided an opportunity to practice and improve their knowledge and clinical skills related to care of a patient.


Help Us Build for the future

North West College has several sponsorship opportunities to support our mission. With your commitment you will be investing in the future of Health Care training in the province of Saskatchewan.

Cenvous Energy Simulation Learning Centre Sponsorship Package

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Tanya Murphy
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
Direct: 306-234-5118

Bryon Zanyk
Manager, External Development & Corporate Services
Direct: 306-937-5132


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