If you have completed all of the requirements of the BScPN program* and have applied to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE), you are eligible to register as a Graduate Psychiatric Nurse. As a Graduate Psychiatric Nurse you will be able to practice, with some restrictions, during the time you are waiting to take the RPNCE or while you are waiting for your exam results.
Graduate Psychiatric Nurses have some restrictions on their practice. While on the Graduate register you:
- May not be in charge and may not practice without supervision
- Must have a RPN or RN available to you for consultation if required
- Are expected to practice within the CRPNM Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice, the Psychiatric Nursing Competencies and the Code of Ethics
The graduate registration fee is $100 plus the GST. Graduate registration is valid for a period of no more than four months, but on application may be renewed.
*Brandon University will confirm that you have completed all of the requirements of the BScPN program by completing the Confirmation of Program Completion form