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Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BSN) Program

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Quick Facts about BPN

The full-time BPN program is developed in the context of psychiatric nursing theory based on best practice and the therapeutic use of self in interpersonal relationships. The core concepts of the program include client centeredness, being, situatedness, choice, professionalism, and teaching and learning. Diversity and equality are additional values running throughout the entire curriculum. This "ecological" theme considers the impact of the environment, social determinants of health, definitions of health, and prevention and promotion on a person's well-being.

Why enrol in KPU's BPN Program?

  • - This program is recognized by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CPRNBC).
  • - Students will be directly involved with clients in their homes and in institutional and community settings in each semester.
  • - Graduates will be eligible to apply to write the national examination to obtain registration to practice as Registered Psychiatric Nurses in British Columbia.

Admission, Curricular & Declaration Requirements

The Certificate in Health Foundations fulfills the first-year requirements of the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program. Following completion of the Certificate in Health Foundations, students may declare whether to go into the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), or Bachelors of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN). For the most up to date, accurate information on admission, curricular and declaration requirements, please visit the KPU Academic Calendar for BPN

BPN to BSNAE Degree Opportunity

BPN graduates may apply to enter Semester 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-AE) program.

Bachelors of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) Information Sessions

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