Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Psychiatric Nursing of Children and adolescents (PNRS 700)
Psychiatric Nursing of Children and Adolescents is an online course designed to develop the clinician’s knowledge and skill in prevention, assessment and treatment of mental health issues experienced by children and adolescents and their families.
This course is designed for
Upon successful completion of the program, the learner will:
Textbooks not included
Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or proof of equivalent as outlined in detail here:
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.
Proof of professional designation in nursing from your regulatory body
Clinical symptoms, classification, epidemiology, the developmental progression of a disorder, causal hypotheses, risk factors and prevention will be considered and critically examined. Evidenced-based preventions and interventions will also be discussed for each mental illness, as well as skills in assessing and interviewing the child and adolescent. Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the clinician working with children and adolescents will be highlighted throughout the course.
All resource materials are available online
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.
This course is graded as Mastery/Non-Mastery.
Students who successfully complete a CEHS Certificate Program will receive a credential through the Graduation Office, in the form of a certificate.
A letter of successful course completion for individual or grouped CEHS courses is available, but please allow 3-5 business days after placing a request with the CE-HS Program Assistant.
An official Douglas College transcript can be ordered via my Account.
4 months (60 hours) from course start date
Registration and course start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: email@example.com, 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.