Curriculum Guideline

Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelor of Science)

Effective Date:
Program Code
BSPNUR
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
Psyc Nurs-Bachelor of Science
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202120
End Term
Not Specified
Institutional Unit
Nursing - Psychiatric
Credential
Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Credits
120.50
Admissions Requirements

I. Academic Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BSPN) program, students must complete the following required 30 university transfer (UT) credits, with a minimum grade of C+ (65%) in each 3 credit course:

Students may apply to the BSPN program for the Fall or Winter semester following completion of the required 30 credits listed above. Students are accepted to the BSPN program on a first qualified, first admitted basis. In the event where students qualify for admission at the same time, but there are fewer program seats available than demand dictates, offers will be given to those students with a higher GPA on the required courses for admission to BSPN.

Priority admission will be given to applicants who are in the Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants program.

Priority Admission for Potential Psychiatric Nursing Applicants

As the above courses are in high demand, students do have the option of applying for priority admission.  To receive priority admission, students are recommended to apply to Academic Foundations (for potential Psychiatric Nursing applicants)

Students who are approved for priority admission under the Academic Foundations (for potential Psychiatric Nursing applicants) category are not guaranteed admission to the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing program.  However, priority preference will be given to students who have completed the Academic Foundation (for potential Psychiatric Nursing applicants) certificate program.

II. Non-Academic Admission Requirements

After successful completion of the required Academic Foundation 30 credits, and with an offer of admission to the second year of the BSPN program, applicants will be required to satisfy the following criteria (appropriate forms will be provided):

  • Admission interview - An admission interview may be required
  • Medical assessment - A medical health assessment indicating satisfactory mental and physical health.  All costs for the medical assessment are the responsibility of the applicant. 
  • Immunizations - A current record of immunizations.  All costs related to required immunizations and/or testing are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC) (within one year prior to the start of the program) - Students practice in environments that require individuals to provide proof of satisfactory, current CRC for the protection of clients.  To meet this requirement, prospective students must submit a current CRC as a condition of entry to the program.  All costs related to the completion of the CRC are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Deposit - A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 (applied to tuition) upon acceptance into the Degree program is required.
Curriculum Framework

 

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 120.50 credits
    • Completion of the program within seven (7) years once admitted to the BSPN program
    • 45 Upper Level (3000-4000) credits required
  • A minimum of 70% of upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required 
  • A minimum grade of C+ in all BSPN graded courses including PHIL 3125 is required
  • Mastery of all clinical practice and preceptorship courses is required
  • A student who has withdrawn from or failed a letter graded or mastery-graded course must exit the program. A student may request re-entry and take a course for a second time.

PHIL 3125

Ethics for Psychiatric Nursing

3.0

PNUR 2101

Psychiatric Nursing Concepts I  

4.5

PNUR 2121

Therapeutic Relations I

1.5

PNUR 2130

Clinical Procedures I

1.5

PNUR 2170 

Trauma Informed Practices I

1.5

PNUR 2171

Family Health Promotion

3.0

PNUR 2175

Psychiatric Nursing Research

3.0

PNUR 2201

Psychiatric Nursing Concepts II

3.0

PNUR 2221

Therapeutic Relations II

1.5

PNUR 2230

Clinical Procedures II

1.5

PNUR 2261

Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice I

5.0

PNUR 2285

Psychiatric Nursing in Addictions and Mental Health 

3.0

PNUR 3301

Psychiatric Nursing Concepts III

4.5

PNUR 3321

Therapeutic Relations III

1.5

PNUR 3330

Clinical Procedures III

1.5

PNUR 3350

Psychiatric Nursing Pharmacology

3.0

PNUR 3361

Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice II  

5.0

PNUR 3401

Psychiatric Nursing Concepts IV

4.5

PNUR 3403

Psychiatric Nursing and the Older Adult

3.0

PNUR 3421

Therapeutic Relations IV

1.5

PNUR 3430

Clinical Procedures IV

1.5

PNUR 3441

Group Theory

1.5

PNUR 3462

Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice III  

5.0

PNUR 4501

Psychiatric Nursing Leadership and Management 

3.0

PNUR 4521

Therapeutic Relations V

1.5

PNUR 4562

Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice IV

5.0

PNUR 4572

Psychiatric Nursing Community Concepts

3.0

PNUR 4573

Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents

3.0

PNUR 4661

Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Practice V: Preceptorship

9.0

PNUR 4670

Trauma Informed Practices II

1.5