We acknowledge that Manitoba is on the original lands of the Dakota, Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dené, Inuit and Métis Nation. We acknowledge that the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba is located on Treaty One territory. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, and we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Standards for Psychiatric Nursing Education

The Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act gives the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) the legislated responsibility to approve psychiatric nursing education programs in Manitoba. The program approval process is compulsory as compared to an accreditation process which is voluntary in nature.

The CRPNM has two primary goals with the approval process:

1)  To safeguard the public interest by ensuring that education programs that prepare Registered Psychiatric Nurses meet the Standards for Psychiatric Nursing Education; and,

2)  To improve the quality of the education programs that prepare Registered Psychiatric Nurses through the process of regular program review based upon Psychiatric Nursing Education Standards using external evaluator(s) to make determinations and recommendations for program approval and follow up.

The Psychiatric Nursing Education Approval Committee (PNEAC), a standing committee required by legislation, is responsible to ensure the regular review of the psychiatric nursing education program.

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