Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Certificate Programs > Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate Program
Recognized by the regulatory bodies for Psychiatric Nurses in British Columbia (BCCNP), Alberta (CRPNA), Saskatchewan (RPNAS) and Manitoba (CRPNM)
The Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate Program is a self-paced, on-line, instructor-supported program for:
Please note that Preceptorship arrangements are not available to students living outside of Canada.
The full certificate Program includes five theory courses, an on-line clinical skills component, and a full-time clinical preceptorship experience in an acute care psychiatric setting.
Individuals wishing to refresh their theoretical foundations may also register in any or all of the individual theory courses for professional development. However, only students who have been admitted to the full program are eligible to register in the Preceptorship course, and only students who complete all program requirements are eligible to receive the certificate. Please note that Preceptorship arrangements are not available to students living outside of Canada.
Program graduates will be equipped to:
You must submit to Continuing Education, Faculty of Health Sciences:
You have up to 30 months to complete the program. However, this is a maximum timeline, based on the maximum timelines available to complete each of the courses in the program. As courses are self-paced and begin once per month, dedicated students may complete the entire program in less than the maximum time permitted.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be granted a Douglas College Continuing Education Program Certificate: Psychiatric Nursing Refresher, which is issued by the Graduation Office in the Office of the Registrar.