One of the ways the CRPNM regulates the psychiatric nursing profession is by ensuring that any psychiatric nursing education program that leads to initial registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse meets the standards identified in the Standards and Indicators for the Approval of Psychiatric Nursing Education Programs in Manitoba (the “Education Standards”).
The Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BScPN) is the approved psychiatric nursing education program in Manitoba. This four (4) year degree program prepares students to meet the entry level competencies of the profession and provides graduates with the foundation to develop further competencies in practice. The program is delivered by the Faculty of Health Studies at the Brandon University at sites in Brandon and in Winnipeg.
After meeting all the requirements of the BScPN program, graduates are eligible to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE).
Click here to learn more about the skills and abilities required to become a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Manitoba.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BScPN) program, provided by the Brandon University, is the approved entry level psychiatric nursing education program in Manitoba.
Approved Refresher/Re-Entry Program(s)
Former graduates of an approved psychiatric nursing education program, who no longer meet the 1400 hours of practice eligibility requirement, may take an approved refresher/re-entry program to return to the profession. The Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate program, provided by Douglas College in British Columbia, is the approved refresher program. Click here to learn more about this distance education program.
* Former psychiatric nurses wishing to re-enter the profession are advised to contact the CRPNM Practice Consultant/Deputy Registrar to determine if they would be eligible for the refresher/re-entry program.