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Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing

Grant MacEwan University

Grant MacEwan University

www.macewan.ca
MacEwan University's Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) program is a 45-credit degree completion program that enables diploma-prepared Registered Psychiatric Nurses to extend their knowledge and skills within their chosen field. A diploma in psychiatric nursing thus serves as a program admission requirement. The BPN program, which can be completed through either full- or part-time study, will be delivered through a variety of distance and on-line learning technologies that facilitate ease of access by those from both urban and rural settings.
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10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2P2, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelors
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

CATEGORIES OF ADMISSION
Applicants may be admitted through:

  1. Regular Admission

In addition, all applicants must also meet the following admission criteria:

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Spoken English Proficiency
  • Other Admission Criteria

Regular Admission
To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar, applicants must present a Psychiatric Nursing diploma (or equivalent) with an Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, applicants must present:

  • Current registration on the practicing register as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada.

OR

  • A current registration as a psychiatric/mental health nurse in another country and be eligible for registration on the practicing register as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada.

*Provisional Admission – may be assigned to applicants who have completed the academic requirements of a Psychiatric Nursing diploma but have not written the Canadian Registered Psychiatric Nurse Examination. The examination must be successfully completed within the first term of their program.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION CRITERIA

English Language Proficiency
English Language Proficiency will be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar.

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as one of the following:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation

Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at MacEwan.ca/ELP.

Spoken English Proficiency
Spoken English Proficiency will be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar.

Applicants who speak English as a second language – regardless of citizenship – are required to submit official documents such as one of the following:

  • High school transcripts
  • Ppost-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation

Full details are available in MacEwan’s academic calendar or online at MacEwan.ca/ELP.

Other Admission Criteria
Other Admission Criteria will be evaluated through the Program.

Applicants offered admission must present a clear Police Information Check (or equivalent from another policing agency) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search. The Police Information Check must be submitted by the published document deadline and have been issued within three months of the start of the program intake term.

Applicants who have two or more unsatisfactory academic records from any post-secondary program or institution will not be considered for admission or re-admission to the Program. For the purpose of admission or re-admission, an unsatisfactory record is defined as a transcript with the notation ‘required to withdraw’ or equivalent.


Distance Delivery Options

Delivery through a variety of distance and online learning technologies.


Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 19, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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