Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelor of Science Degree Completion)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
BSPNUR_R
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
Psyc Nurs- Degree Completion
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200630
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing
Length of Program
Self-paced
Credits
33.00
Admissions Requirements

1. Current practicing RPN license

2. Transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended

3. 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.

 

Admission Categories:

Degree Completion admissions are listed under the following three categories:

Category One: Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates from 2009 to date (Diploma program completed in the Winter 2009 semester or later)

Category Two: 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)

Category Three: Douglas College Advanced Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Program Graduates

 

Note:

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

Courses used towards a student's previous diploma may not be duplicated or used towards the BSPN Degree. 

This is considered a part- time program. 

 

 

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements: 

  1. Successful completion of credits as outlined in category one (33 credits), two (33 credits) or three (15 credits).

  2. Completion all course requirement within six (6) years from admission. Students may request 1- year extension. 

  3. A minimum of 15% Residency Requirement (18 credits) must be completed at Douglas College.

  4. A minimum grade of C+ in all PNUR and associate studies courses for new student admissions or re-admissions from Fall 2017 and beyond. Students admitted prior to Fall 2017 require a minimum C grade in all courses.

  5. A student may register for the same course for credit a maximum of two times. A student who withdraws after the last day to drop a course without receiving a ‘W’ grade will be considered to have registered.

  6. A minimum of GPA of 2.00 is required.

 

Curriculum

Category One: Douglas College Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Graduates from 2009 to date.

(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 list below (no course substitutions) 

Credit 

PNUR 4573 Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents

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
3 - credit UT Science course

3

MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics  or 

PSYC 2300 Data Analysis in Psychology or 

BUSN 2429 Business Statistics

3

PSYC 2341 Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology I  or

PSYC 1130 Lifespan Human Development (if not used in diploma)

3

PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology II

3

Open Elective (UT)

3

Open Elective (UT)

3

Total:

33

 

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

Important: *It is strongly recommended that PNUR 3700 be taken prior to all other PNUR courses 

PNUR Required Courses (no course substitutions)

Credit

PNUR 3700* Professional Psychiatric Nursing Concepts

3

PNUR 3171 Family Health Promotion in Psychiatric Nursing Practice

3

PNUR 4575 Psychiatric Nursing Research 

3

PNUR Electives- Choose two PNUR courses from list below (no course substitutions)

Credit 

PNUR 4573 Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents 

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      3 - credit UT Science course

3

MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics or 

PSYC 2300 Data Analysis in Psychology or 

BUSN 2429 Business Statistics

3

PHIL 3125 Ethics for Psychiatric Nursing

3

PSYCHOLOGY Elective (UT)

3

Open Elective (UT)

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 Ethics for Psychiatric Nursing

MATH 1160 Introduction to Statistics or

PSYC 2300 Data Analysis in Pyschology or 

BUSN 2429 Business Statistics

Open Elective (UT)

 Total:

15