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Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing

Admission to the Certificate in Health Foundations (HF) Program is up and running effective September 1, 2016!

Applications to the Certificate in Health Foundations for Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 have now closed.  Prospective applicants who missed the Fall 2017 intake can apply for an open intake program for Fall 2017 to take some of the non-reserved Health Foundations courses.

Applications for the Spring 2018 intake will open March 1, 2017.

If you wish to apply for an Open Intake program for Fall 2017, please Apply Online.

Students who have already applied to an alternate program for Fall 2016, or who are already attending KPU, will need to submit a Request for Change of Faculty or Program form in person at a Student Enrolment Services office.

Declaration into BPN program
  • Students who successfully complete the HF program may, through a competitive declaration process, continue through the final three years of the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree, or they may proceed into other undergraduate programs at KPU. Credits achieved through the HF program will apply towards completion of the BPN program.
  • The first competitive intake of the BPN will be Summer 2018 and will accept 40 students

The purpose of the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) program is to educate nurse to work with individuals, families, groups and communities from a health promotion perspective and with an ethic of caring. Learners have an opportunity to develop sensitivity to people's experiences in health and healing. Practicing within the nurse's professional role, learners work as partners with clients and other health care providers. Through their understanding of and participation in the changing health care system, graduates will be active participants in health promotion.

This program prepares learners to function as Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) in a broad range of settings that provide challenging and exciting opportunities in health care. This program includes degree completion for practicing RPNs.

BSN Degree Opportunity

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

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