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Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN)

Note: Current immunization records are required prior to placement in a clinical or practice course. Students are responsible for all costs related to immunization. Failure to have acceptable immunization documentation at the time of placement or clinical practice course may jeopardize completion of the program.

The Program

The Bachelor of Psychiatric (BPN) program is a full time cohort program. Psychiatric nursing students will learn psychiatric nursing theory, mental health promotion and wellness. Program courses are offered in a hybrid or online format. Learning is supported by practice experiences in institutional and community settings.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (NCLEX).

Please Note: Prospective students need to complete Health Foundations in Year 1, prior to declaring into the BPN program. Once having completed Health Foundations in Year 1, students then need to declare their intent to complete either the BPN program, or the BSN program.