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Psychiatric Nursing

Our psychiatric nursing programs educate learners to be competent, creative and caring practitioners of psychiatric/mental health nursing, who apply their creativity and critical thinking skills in the roles of direct care provider, educator, clinician, researcher, manager and/or entrepreneur.

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Student Profile

Our Psychiatric Nursing programs are recognized by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) which is the regulatory body for registered psychiatric nurses in this province. In order to practice psychiatric nursing upon graduation, students must meet the CRPNBC English Requirements and Requisite Skills and Abilities for practicing psychiatric nurses. To learn more visit and

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete a psychiatric nursing program will be eligible to write national examinations to obtain registration to practice as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in British Columbia.

Graduates of the psychiatric health programs will be prepared to function as team members and leaders of mental health settings including forensic psychiatry, addiction facilities, acute care, intermediate and/or long term care hospitals, clinics, home care services, and various community healthcare centers.

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2017

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