Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Disorders of mental health for RN/RPN (PNRS 114)
This course is designed for Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) who wish to enhance their skills in working with clients experiencing mental health issues and their families.
Theory related to mental health disorders including neurobiology and psychopharmacology will be reviewed. Mental health challenges such as anxiety, mood, schizophrenic, substance-related (concurrent disorders), personality, eating and cognitive impairment disorders will be discussed. This course is evaluated through three multiple-choice examinations.
RNs and RPNs may register for specific professional development purposes, or as part of the RN Mental Health Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing Refresher certificate programs. Students interested in completing a certificate program must apply for admission and be accepted into the program. Details of the required documents and program application forms are available on the program web page. Please note that a maximum of one course completed for professional development may be applied toward satisfaction of certificate program requirements.
By the end of this course, students will
Textbooks not included. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is required. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration, but may be requested by Douglas College.
Topics covered include:
Austin & Boyd, Psychiatric Nursing for Canadian Practice
Available through the Douglas College Bookstore.
Interactive online course in Blackboard
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).
This course may be taken independently or as part of the RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate or Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate programs.
6 months (250 hours) from course start date
Registration and Course Start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.
*for fall semester, registration will open Aug 12, 2019