Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Psychiatric Nursing

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Faculty:School of Nursing
Field of Study:Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Length:86 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,920

Cost shown is for Year 1 of the program.

Careers:Nursing Co-ordinators and Supervisors


If you want to play a role in advancing the mental health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Psychiatric Nursing program will appeal to you.

Psychiatric nursing is a distinct field of practice in Western Canada. There are about 5,000 registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) working in hospitals, community clinics, care facilities and correctional institutions across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia … and demand is growing.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 2 of  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Applicants are required to have Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 70% in the following five subjects (or their equivalents): English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 81] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    All successful applicants must provide: proof of Standard First Aid and CPR Health Care Provider 'C' AED or equivalent, and submit the results of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search, prior to commencement of the program - when you are accepted to the program, you will be further advised of the required timelines for submission of the related documents (the cost of CPR certification, and the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility); evidence of current N95 respirator mask testing prior to entry into the clinical practicum (the cost of N95 respirator mask testing is your responsibility); evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program - recertification will be required every three years to remain current (the cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility); evidence of current (TLR®) certification is your responsibility (the cost of TLR® certification is your responsibility); and evidence of current Professional Assault Response Training (PART) - Advanced Level, prior to Clinical 214. The cost of PART certification is your responsibility.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 10, 2022