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Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelor of Science)

Important Notice The admission requirements and curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing program are changing for classes starting September 2017. See the Curriculum Notice on the right side column of this page for details.
Faculty: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing - Psychiatric
Credits: 123.5
Length: Eight semesters
Campuses: Coquitlam
Credential: Bachelor's Degree
Learning Format: Full-time
Offered: Fall, Winter
program overview

The Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BSPN) Program provides the graduate with an increased breadth and depth of specialized knowledge and skill beyond that obtained in the diploma program. Graduates will demonstrate additional knowledge in the following areas: family theory and assessment; knowledge of statistical methods in research; ability to critically analyze, interpret, evaluate and integrate nursing research literature to guide psychiatric nursing practice; and ability to participate in psychiatric nursing research projects.

Fall 2017 will be the first intake to the new BSPN curriculum.  Fall 2017 applications will open on October 3, 2016.  Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  The program will accept applications until filled.

International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.



curriculum framework

Year 1: Semester 1

PHIL 3125 Philosophy for Psychiatric Nurses 3.0
ENGL 1130 or approved substitution Academic Writing 3.0
BIOL 1103 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (or equivalent) 3.0
PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Elective (UT)   3.0
  Total 15.0

Year 1: Semester 2

ENGL Elective (UT)   3.0
BIOL 1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (or equivalent) 3.0
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology II 3.0
Elective (UT)   3.0

MATH 1160 or PSYC 2300

Introduction to Statistics or Data Analysis in Psychology

3.0
  Total 15.0

Year 2: Semester 3

PNUR 1101 Psychiatric Nursing Concepts I 4.5
PNUR 1121 Therapeutic Relations I 1.5
PNUR 1130 Clinical Procedures I 1.5
BIOL 2401 Introduction to Microbiology  3.0
PSYC 2341 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
PNUR 4575 Psychiatric Nursing Research 3.0
  Total 16.5

Year 2: Semester 4

PNUR 1201 Psychiatric Nursing Concepts II 3.0
PNUR 1221 Therapeutic Relations II 1.5
PNUR 1230 Clinical Procedures II 1.5
PNUR 1250 Psychiatric Nursing Pharmacology I 1.5
PNUR 1261 Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice I 5.0
  Total 12.5

Year 3: Semester 5

PNUR 2301 Psychiatric Nursing Concepts III 4.5
PNUR 2321 Therapeutic Relations III 1.5
PNUR 2330 Clinical Procedures III 1.5
PNUR 2351 Psychiatric Nursing Pharmacology II 1.5
PNUR 4585 Psychiatric Nursing in Addictions and Mental Health 3.0
PNUR 2361 Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice II 5.0
  Total 17.0

Year 3: Semester 6

PNUR 3401 Psychiatric Nursing Concepts IV 4.5
PNUR 3421 Therapeutic Relations IV 1.5
PNUR 3430 Clinical Procedures IV 1.5
PNUR 3461 Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice III 5.0
PNUR 3171 Family Health Promotion for Psychiatric Nursing Practice 3.0
PNUR 3341 Group Theory 1.5
  Total 17.0

Year 4: Semester 7

PNUR 4503 Comprehensive Geriatric Theory Assessment

3.0

PNUR 4573 Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents 3.0
PNUR 4521 Therapeutic Relations V 1.5
PNUR 4572 Psychiatric Nursing Community Concepts 3.0
PNUR 4561 Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice IV 5.0
  Total 15.5

 

Year 4: Semester 8

PNUR 4601 Nursing Leadership and Management 3.0
PNUR 4661 Psychiatric Nursing Degree/Diploma Clinical Practice V: Perceptorship 9.0
PNUR Elective Upper Level, Online delivery 3.0
  Total 15.0

Students must have credit (ā€œCā€ grade or higher) for BIOL 1103, BIOL 1203, PSYC 1100, PSYC 1200 and ENGL 1130 (or approved English course substitution) and most other Semester 1 and 2 courses prior to entering Semester 3.

special academic requirements

Applicants can only register in the same required associated studies courses or PNUR courses a maximum of twice (this includes “W” withdrawals that appear on a student’s transcript). Students in the diploma and degree programs are required to obtain a passing grade of "C" or higher in all PNUR and associated studies courses in order to progress in the program.

It is recommended that potential applicants refer to the Requisite Skills and Abilities to Become a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC document for information about required basic skills and abilities for a career in psychiatric nursing.

career transfer pathways
The BSPN Degree Program will expand your future career opportunities to include leadership roles. You will also be able to continue your education in a variety of graduate programs.     

The program is approved by the Provincial Government and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC). Graduates are eligible to apply to the CRPNBC to write the licensure exam and on successful completion apply for a provincial nursing license.
admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing have changed.  Please see the Curriculum Notice on the right side of this page for the most up-to-date information.

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

What is the difference between a Psychiatric Nursing degree and diploma program?

A diploma program will provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills to provide safe, comprehensive and holistic care in a range of mental health contexts. You will be prepared to work in a variety of positions in mental health care. A Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing is the minimum academic requirement for practice in BC as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. As of Winter 2016, Douglas College no longer offers a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing program.

The Douglas College four-year Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing degree program includes one year of associated studies, such as Psychology and Microbiology, followed by three years of psychiatric nursing courses. Graduates of the degree program, in addition to acquiring the aforementioned specialized knowledge and skills, are prepared for advanced positions in Psychiatric Nursing and are eligible for entry into graduate studies.

What is Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants (AF PNUR)?

This limited enrollment program allows for priority registration into the courses required for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BSPN) program. The 10 university transfer courses (30 credits), as outlined in the Catalogue under Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants, may also be completed in programs outside of the AF PNUR program. Students who are admitted to the Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants category are not guaranteed admission to the BSPN program.

What is the grade requirement for the Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants courses?

To be eligible to apply to the BSPN program, students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in all 10 University Transfer courses.

What happens after I finish the 10 Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants courses?

Students may apply to the Fall or Winter intake of the BSPN program following completion of the required 10 university transfer courses (30 credits) with a minimum grade of C+ in each course. Students are accepted into the BSPN program on a first qualified, first admitted basis.

Are there designated seats for Aboriginal or high school applicants?

A limited number of seats in the AF PNUR and BSPN programs are designated for Aboriginal applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal, meet the academic and the final admission requirements. Aboriginal applicants must contact Dave Seaweed, Aboriginal Coordinator, at 604 527 5565 or Tanya Joostema, Aboriginal Student Advisor, at 604 777 6188 if interested in being considered for a designated seat in the AF PNUR or the BSPN program. Please refer to the College Catalogue for application deadline dates.

For each new application to the AF-PNUR or BSPN program, Aboriginal applicants are required to contact Dave Seaweed or Tanya Joostema to repeat the self-identification process.

There are also a limited number of designated seats in the AF PNUR program for School District #43 and for other high school applicants. High school applicants apply online by the application deadline date.

How long is the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BSPN) Program?

After completion of the 10 university transfer courses (30 credits) and upon acceptance into the BSPN program, students complete an additional 3 years of fulltime studies in Psychiatric Nursing.

Where do classes take place?

All classes take place in the modern Health Sciences Centre at the Coquitlam Campus. Clinical practice courses take place in a variety of health care settings around the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to any clinical area they are assigned to.

When do classes start?

There are two intakes for the degree program: Fall (September) and Winter (January).

Can I study part-time?

The AF PNUR courses may be taken part-time over a number of semesters or on a full-time basis, depending on availability of courses, whereas the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing program involves full-time studies.

Can I work while I study?

Working is not recommended when students are enrolled in full-time studies; the time commitment needed for this program makes it difficult for psychiatric nursing students to work while studying.

What types of courses will I take in the BSPN?

You will take classroom and clinical practice courses related to communication theory and techniques, psychiatric nursing theory and practice, psychomotor/clinical procedure skills, pharmacology, group theory and practice, and courses that are specific to psychiatric nursing practice settings. You will also take a variety of associated studies courses to increase your scope and breadth of knowledge to practice in the psychiatric nursing profession (Human Anatomy and Physiology, Ethics, English, Psychology).

What kind of clinical practice experiences will I be engaged in?

Clinical practice experiences are offered in the following areas:

  • Acute Psychiatry and tertiary mental health
  • Medical/surgical
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Community
  • Mental health and addictions

What are the demands of the program?

Scheduled class and clinical time is approximately 29-34 hours per week, plus additional hours of homework and preparation outside of class. During the final practicum period, you will be working full-time in the clinical practice setting for 10 weeks.

Where do Registered Psychiatric Nurses work?

Registered Psychiatric Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Psychiatric units in general hospitals
  • Hospital emergency rooms
  • Forensics
  • Child and youth programs
  • General hospitals
  • Geriatric units
  • Substance misuse programs
  • Intermediate care facilities
  • Community mental health and addictions settings
  • Corrections
  • Private practice
  • Education

For more information on employment opportunities, see Employment.

In which countries can RPNs work?

In Canada, Registered Psychiatric Nurses practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Yukon Territory. RPNs (or equivalent) practice in many of the Commonwealth countries. RPNs do not practice as Registered Psychiatric Nurses in the United States or the eastern Canadian provinces because these areas do not have distinct regulatory bodies for RPNs.

What do Psychiatric Nurses do?

Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) are nurses who specialize in psychiatric or mental health care. They may perform standard nursing functions but also possess the clinical knowledge and skills required in mental health care settings. RPNs practice as part of a multidisciplinary team. They assess patient needs, develop therapeutic relationships, and assist them in reaching their optimum level of health.

How much do Psychiatric Nurses earn?

Registered Psychiatric Nurses earn wages comparable to that of Registered Nurses ($64,000 to $74,000 per year beginning salary). Most RPNs are members of a union such as the B.C. Nurses’ Union or the Health Sciences Association.

What is the difference between Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses?

Registered Psychiatric Nurses are governed under the Health Professions Act along with other nursing bodies and health professionals in this province. RPNs are not educated to practice in obstetrics, pediatrics or advanced medical/surgical settings.

Is this program right for me?

Successful Psychiatric Nurses tend to have the following qualities:

  • sensitivity and empathy
  • self-awareness
  • tolerance, respect for differences
  • integrity
  • good listening and observational skills
  • collaborative and teamwork skills
  • aptitude in math and science
  • proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • physical, mental and emotional fitness
  • reasonable manual dexterity
  • time and stress management skills
  • basic computer proficiency
  • commitment to lifelong learning

As a psychiatric nursing student, you will build on these qualities to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and competencies to become a professional Psychiatric Nurse.

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC provides more detail in their Requisite Skills and Abilities document about basic skills and abilities required of Psychiatric Nursing students to complete their education and attain entry-level competencies.

When are program offers sent out?

Offers to this program are sent out on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Early application is recommended as the program may fill before the stated application deadline.

tuition deposit

When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required. 

Faculty: Health Sciences

Department: Nursing – Psychiatric

Credits: 33

Length: Students are required to complete program requirements within six years of enrollment into the first post-diploma course.

Campuses: On-line

Credential: Bachelor’s Degree

Learning Format: On-line, Part-time studies

Offered: Fall, Winter

Program Overview

Douglas College offers a part-time post-diploma baccalaureate program for Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) leading to a Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BSPN). The BSPN Degree Completion Program is a 33 credit program that prepares students as generalists in the field of psychiatric nursing. The program combines education in advanced psychiatric nursing concepts and professional areas with Associated Studies in Arts and Science. Graduates will be able to practice in various professional practice contexts from a broad perspective.  In addition, the BSPN degree completion program prepares students for further education such as graduate studies. The study format for the BSPN degree completion program is on-line learning for required Psychiatric Nursing courses. Students are expected to have sufficient computer skills to manage online learning. 

Important Announcement:

The Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing Degree Completion Program will increase their graduation requirement grade to a C+ (currently C grade) in all Degree Completion courses starting with new admissions from September, 2017 and beyond.

Admission Documents

The following documents are required for admission and to allow us to properly assess and advise you on your elective choices in the Degree Completion program:

  • Current practicing RPN license
  • Transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended
  • An attestation letter from the institution that granted your Psychiatric Nursing Diploma. The letter must indicate if any transfer credit was granted by the institution and used towards the diploma, along with a listing of those courses. The letter must also state which (if any) courses on the transcript were NOT used to fulfill the requirements of the diploma.

Curriculum

BSPN Degree Completion Program requirements are listed for the following three categories: 

1. Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates from 2009 and Beyond
(Diploma program completed in the Winter 2009 semester or later)

2. Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates Prior to 2009 and Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates from Other Institutions
(Douglas diploma program completed in the Fall 2008 semester or prior)

3. Douglas College Advanced Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Program Graduates

IMPORTANT:

1. Some courses listed in each category have prerequisites. Please check each course in the course catalogue prior to registration.

2. Courses used towards a student's previous diploma may not be duplicated or used towards the BSPN degree. 
 
Category One
Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates from 2009 and Beyond
(Diploma program completed in the Winter 2009 semester or later)

PNUR Required Courses     (no course substitutions) Credit
PNUR 3171 Family Health Promotion in Psychiatric Nursing Practice
3
PNUR 4575 Psychiatric Nursing Research  3
PNUR Electives (Choose one PNUR course from below list - no course substitutions Credit 
PNUR 4710 Psychiatric Nursing Therapeutic Modalities  3
PNUR 4724 Psychiatric Nursing Within the Criminal Justice System  3
PNUR 4574 Emergency Mental Health Nursing  3
PNUR 4576 Trauma Informed Practices  3
Associated Studies Required Courses 
Credit
ENGLISH Elective (UT) 
3
BIOL 2401 Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences
(or other 3 - credit UT Science course)
3
MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics    or 
PSYC 2300 Data Analysis in Psychology
3
PSYC 2341 Abnormal Psychology
3
PSYC 1100 An Introduction to Psychology I   or 
PSYC 1130 Lifespan Human Development (if not used in diploma)
3
PSYC 1200 An Introduction to Psychology II
3
Open Elective (UT)  (See FAQ below)
3
Open Elective (UT)  (See FAQ below)
3
Total: 33

Category two

Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates Prior to 2009 and Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates from Other Institutions
Important: It is strongly recommended that PNUR 3700 be taken prior to all other PNUR courses when beginning BSPN Degree Completion

PNUR Required Courses   (no course substitutions)
Credit
PNUR 3700 Professional Psychiatric Nursing Concepts
it is strongly recommended that this course is taken first
3
PNUR 3171 Family Health Promotion in Psychiatric Nursing Practice
3
PNUR 4575 Psychiatric Nursing Research 
3
PNUR Electives (Choose two PNUR courses from below list - no course substitutions)
Credit 
PNUR 4710 Psychiatric Nursing Therapeutic Modalities 
PNUR 4573 Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents 
PNUR 4724 Psychiatric Nursing Within the Criminal Justice System 
PNUR 4503 Comprehensive Geriatric Theory and Assessment 
PNUR 4585 Psychiatric Nursing in Addictions and Mental Health 
PNUR 4572 Psychiatric Nursing Community Concepts 
PNUR 4574 Emergency Mental Health Nursing 
PNUR 4576 Trauma Informed Practices  3
Associated Studies Required Courses
Credit
English elective (UT) 3
BIOL 2401 Introductory Microbiology for Health Sciences 
(or other 3 - credit UT Science course)
3
MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics or 
PSYC 2300 Data Analysis in Psychology 3
3
PHIL 3125 Philosophy for Psychiatric Nurses
3
PSYCHOLOGY Elective (UT)
3
Open Elective (UT)   (See FAQ below)
3
Total: 33

Category three

Douglas College Advanced Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Program Graduates
PNUR Required Courses   (no course substitutions)
Credit
PNUR 4575 Psychiatric Nursing Research
3
Associated Studies Required Courses 
Credit
ENGLISH Elective (UT) 
PHIL 3125 Philosophy for Psychiatric Nurses
MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics or PSYC 2300 Data Analysis in Psychology
Open Elective (UT)   (See FAQ below)
 Total: 15

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit from other educational institutions is not automatically granted. Students must request transfer credit by submitting an official transcript from the educational institution where the course was taken, along with a Transfer Credit Request Form. For detailed and up-to-date information on transferring from one institution, to another institution, see our Transfer Your Credits page. Detailed course outlines of courses taken at a B.C. institution may also need to be submitted before credit can be evaluated. Submission of detailed course outlines will be required for credit evaluation of courses taken outside of B.C. institutions.

Important Transfer Credit Notices:

  1. Courses that were used to meet the graduation requirements of your Psychiatric Nursing Diploma cannot be used a second time toward graduation of the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing.

  2. Transfer credit for Psychiatric Nursing (PNUR) designated courses will not be granted.  Only courses in subjects other than PNUR will be evaluated for transfer credit.

  3. The Registrar’s Office will take a minimum of six weeks to process transfer credit requests.

  4. All applicants should submit an attestation letter from the institution that granted their Psychiatric Nursing Diploma. The letter must indicate if any transfer credit was granted by the institution and used towards the diploma, along with a listing of those courses. The letter must also state which (if any) courses on the transcript were NOT used to fulfill the requirements of the diploma.

Transfer Credit Request Deadlines

To ensure transfer credit requests are processed in time for your registration, all requests and documentation must be received by:

May 1st for Fall Semester

October 1st for Winter Semester

February 1st for Summer Semester

If you require transfer credit for registration purposes but have been admitted to the College after the deadlines listed above, please contact the appropriate department with your official transcript.  You may be able to request a prerequisite override.  Overrides are granted at the discretion of the department.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Degree Completion Program, all applicants must have a practicing RPN license and completed a Psychiatric Nursing diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution.

To support their application, students are asked to submit the following documentation:

  1. Proof of current practicing RPN license
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  3. Attestation letter from institution where PNUR Diploma was earned (see note above under Transfer Credit).  

Application Deadlines

Fall (September) Intake – August 1
Winter (January) Intake – December 1

Special Academic Requirements

***Students can only register in the same required associated studies courses or PNUR courses a maximum of twice (this includes “W” withdrawals that appear on a student’s transcript).

Students in the BSPN degree completion program are required to obtain a passing grade of "C" or higher in all PNUR and associated studies courses in order to meet graduation requirements of the program.  Please see the Program Overview area for grade requirement changes coming in Fall 2017.

Career Transfer Pathways

The BSPN Degree Program will expand your future career opportunities to include leadership roles. You will also be able to continue your education in a variety of graduate programs.     

Curriculum Guidelines 

Program Curriculum Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the program and what are the admission requirements?

We have two intakes per year (Fall and Winter) and the deadlines to apply are August 1st for the Fall intake and December 1st for the Winter intake. The first step is to apply to Douglas. After applying, you will be required to fax a clear copy (enlarged if possible) of your current RPN license to the Registrar’s Office at 604 777 6068 to the attention of the Admissions Officer, Psychiatric Nursing program. In addition, you will need to forward all official post-secondary transcripts to the Registrar’s Office.

What courses do I need to take to complete the BSPN?

The courses required to complete the BSPN are divided into three categories and are dependent upon when and where you completed your Psychiatric Nursing Diploma.  

Are all of the courses offered online?

Douglas College offers the Psychiatric Nursing courses on-line (and PHIL 3125 Ethics for Psychiatric Nursing). The Associated Studies courses (non-Psychiatric Nursing courses) are not offered online at Douglas College on a consistent basis. They can be taken on campus at Douglas College; at a postsecondary institution in your community; or through an on-line university such as Athabasca University or Thompson Rivers Open University (TRU-OL).  If you are taking these courses at Douglas College, you will need to confirm that you meet the prerequisites for each course.

If you are planning to take the Associated Studies courses at another post-secondary institution, an Academic Advisor will be able to confirm if the course you are planning to take elsewhere will transfer to Douglas College as the required course toward completion of the BSPN.  

How do I register into my courses?

You will receive an email alerting you to log onto the website to check your registration date and time. More details on registering for courses can be found on our Register page. Please note that all courses are not offered every semester,  seats are limited in each course and registration is competitive.  It is recommended that you register on the date and at the time your registration period begins in order to increase your chances of securing seats in the courses you require.

Can I transfer courses I have taken previously at another institution and receive credit?

If you have taken the Associated Studies courses (English, Psychology, Science, Statistics and Open elective) previously and wish to apply to transfer these courses to Douglas College, please forward your official post-secondary transcript along with a Transfer Credit Request form to the Registrar’s Office.

The transfer credit process takes approximately 6 weeks. You may need to send detailed course outlines along with the Transfer Credit Request form.  Please note: Courses that were used to meet the graduation requirements of your Psychiatric Nursing Diploma cannot be used a second time toward graduation of the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing. 

How do I find out which courses are being offered each semester?

You will receive an email prior to registration each semester outlining which courses are being offered and the corresponding Course Reference numbers (CRN) that you will use during the registration process.   

These courses will also be listed under Courses in the Program and Course Catalogue. You can check seat availability in individual courses by clicking on the Schedule tab in each course, and then clicking on the section you are interested in.

Please note that you will not have access to all of the Psychiatric Nursing courses offered. Certain courses are restricted to our daytime, on-campus diploma and degree students. The courses that are designated for the “degree completion students” will have a notation in bold beneath the course (Section Notes).   

In terms of the sequence that the courses should be taken, first confirm which category you are in (see above). Please keep in mind, the first Psychiatric Nursing course that is recommended to register into is PNUR 3700 - Psychiatric Nursing Concepts. This course is considered to be the prerequisite for the remaining PNUR courses and it is recommended that you take this first. Note that if you are a Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Diploma graduate from 2009 and beyond or an Advanced Diploma graduate, you do not need this course, so please check your category first.    

What is an Associated Studies Open Elective (UT) Course?

Associated Studies courses are intended to be broad in scope and to assist the student to gain breadth of knowledge and understanding outside the field of focused study therefore the Open Elective does not include any Psychiatric Nursing, General Nursing, Health Sciences or Medical Sciences courses.

Who can I contact for assistance?

Fran Barlow
Program Support and Services Specialist
barlowf@douglascollege.ca
T 604 777 6405 F 604 777 6500

curriculum notice

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