The CRPNM regulates the psychiatric nursing profession by setting standards for practice and adopting a code of ethics to govern the conduct of members.
The Code of Ethics sets out the moral and ethical expectations and provides a framework for professional responsibility and accountability. The Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice set out the minimum expectations of how Registered Psychiatric Nurses will practice.
The Code and Standards work together and apply to all practice settings, domains of practice and roles regardless of the RPN’s educational preparation or professional experience. Failure to comply with the Code and Standards and the provisions of Regulated Health Professions Act and the CRPNM General Regulation can result in disciplinary action.