Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing

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 Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE).

Program Details:

  • 3 year, full time program
  • 2 intakes: Fall (September) and Summer (May)
  • 6 semesters
  • Hybrid lecture format
  • Classes held on KPU's Langley Campus

New admissions requirements: Interested applicants are encouraged to review the new admission requirements in the University Calendar and course plan to have all courses complete prior to the selection process.  Only those courses completed with final grades prior to the selection will be considered. 

For more details about the new admission requirements, please visit the below links:

Please contact for any inquiries or further details on your application process.

Apply Online: Interested applicants can apply online at to be considered for admission to their program of choice.  Applicants looking to transfer courses to KPU from a recognized post-secondary institution will need to ensure they select “Yes” for a transfer credit assessment within the online application. 

Applications may close early due to high demand so it is important to apply early.