Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Psychiatric Nursing

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Program Information

School:Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Faculty:Faculty of Health
Field of Study:Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Description:The program is recognized by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC). The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) program philosophy consists of three guiding principles and six core concepts. These provide the philosophical foundation for the BPN program and basic assumptions that are inter-woven through all aspects of the BPN program curriculum and underpin its' philosophical framework. They provide grounding in health promotion, therapeutic relationship, and diversity.

The BPN program is developed in the context of psychiatric nursing theory based on best practice and the therapeutic use of self in interpersonal relationships. A health promotion perspective has been used to organize and construct the curriculum. This shift in focus from illness to health represents a deliberate move away from a disease model, to a model focusing on the person's experience with health and healing (Austin and Boyd, 2015). Inherent to these orientations is the use of teaching methodologies, which encourage the development of analytical and critical thinking based on praxis, and the discovery of personal meaning and personal power.
URL:Psychiatric Nursing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,170
National: $4,170

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Additional Admission Requirements:
    The following additional program admission requirements apply: an acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within six months prior to the start of the program. Applicants who have lived outside of Canada as an adult are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from their country of origin.

    * 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 August 06, 2017

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