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Length of Study

1.5 years if full-time; 3-5 years if part-time

Study Options

part-time, full-time

Credential Granted

Bachelor degree


Fall term (September)
Winter term (January)

Workplace Learning

Field Placement

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The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) is learner-centred, innovative, and accessible, and offers a contextually relevant curriculum.

The balance between liberal and professional education offers depth and breadth of studies, a global perspective, and an opportunity to enhance knowledge, skills and other professional attributes in such areas as community mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, the criminal justice system, addictions and substance abuse, application of therapeutic modalities, nursing research, and leadership.

Delivered through a variety of distance and on-line learning technologies, the 45-credit BPN program facilitates ease of access by new graduates of diploma programs in psychiatric nursing and practicing RPNs from both urban and rural settings.

A Passion for Psychiatric Nursing

The program admissions team seeks well-qualified candidates with a passion for psychiatric/mental health nursing, a wish to build on the diploma foundation and a commitment to success. MacEwan University aims to prepare Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) who demonstrate leadership, promote excellence in professional nursing practice and contribute to optimal wellness of individuals, families, groups and communities.