Program Information

School: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Faculty: School of Nursing
Degree: Bachelor; Online; University Transfer
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description: Are you a graduate of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Psychiatric Nursing diploma program? Do you want to play a greater role in advancing the health and well-being of people and communities—while also opening the door to opportunities in leadership, management and education? Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree completion program will interest you. Building on your Psychiatric Nursing diploma, we’ll provide you with a strong foundation to grow your career provincially, nationally and internationally.

The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing is a degree completion program for graduates of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Psychiatric Nursing diploma program. You’ll study on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses at a time through distance learning, with a clinical practicum. You’ll deepen your understanding of standards and competencies related to clinical practice, leadership, management, education and research. Mental health promotion and primary health care are emphasized, with a strong focus on clinical practice education. You’ll broaden your knowledge and skills in: addictions, sociology and psychology; economic, social and political influences in psychiatric nursing; informatics and statistics; integrating leadership and management theory and skills; and research for evidence-based nursing practice

URL: Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost is for Year 1

Careers: Head Nurses and Supervisors,Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade11 English

Admission Requirements: BPN Degree Completion Program for graduates of 2010 and beyond are as follows: – Saskatchewan Polytechnic Psychiatric Nursing program diploma from 2010 and beyond – Active registration and good standing with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan or from the regulatory body in which the applicant resides – A letter of recommendation from a current employer BPN Degree Completion Program for graduates prior to 2010 are as follows: – Psychiatric Nursing program diploma received prior to 2010 – Active registration and good standing with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan or from the regulatory body in which the applicant resides – A letter of recommendation from a current employer BPN Degree Completion Program for graduates of the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS): -Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Saskatchewan (NEPS) -Active registration and good standing with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan or with the psychiatric nurses regulatory body from the province in which the applicant resides All BPN Applicants: – Saskatchewan Polytechnic English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements will apply to students new to Saskatchewan Polytechnic. -Completion of Grade 11 and Grade 12 English in sequence as part of two full academic years, in a high school using a provincially- or state-accredited Canadian or U.S. curriculum OR a grade of 80% or better in a grade 12 provincially-examined English course, as part of one full term of study

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

See website for full details regarding English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference

Applications are ranked in the order of highest averages.