Promote mental and physical health and well-being. Work with people who may require mental health services. Train to become a registered psychiatric health nurse and develop the competencies you need to provide holistic, client-centred care.

Registered psychiatric nurses have played an important role in health care in Canada for more than 80 years and are the largest group of health care professionals in the mental health field.

If you are interested in a professional career that offers challenges and opportunities within a complex, multidisciplinary health care environment, then a career as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) may be an excellent choice for you.

Highlights of the program
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The science of caring.

Shaping the conversation around mental health.

Courses & Requirements

Clinical Practice

Advising & Support


Graduates of the psychiatric nursing diploma program are eligible to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination and apply to become a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.