In the Psychiatric Nursing diploma, extensive theory, laboratory and clinical practice build on concepts from nursing and psychiatric nursing, as well as from the biological, health and social sciences.

Concentrated blocks of clinical practice experiences are strategically positioned throughout the program and are designed to maximize your learning and build on your theoretical knowledge.

This full-time, 28-month program distributes coursework over 2.5 academic years. It is offered in two places: City Centre Campus in Edmonton and the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka.


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.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar

Program planning

Academic advisors for the program have prepared information to help you plan your program. You will be contacted by an advisor, once you are accepted to the program.

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