Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Program (PMHNP) is for those who want to make a difference. Psychiatric mental health can be a uniquely challenging area to work within. It demands not only technical know-how, but a strong commitment to team work and advocacy, and plenty of compassion and flexibility as well. It is also, however, a deeply rewarding area in which to work, giving back to you as much as you give it.
The PMHNP offers a dynamic curriculum to those registered nurses interested in pursuing positions in this specialty area, or to those already active in it. Prior approval from a specialy manager is required before registering for a program.
The part-time, online distance option has been designed to allow learners to work full-time while studying at a reasonable pace.
Knowledge is assessed through examinations, and skills are assessed through an Objective Structure Clinical Exam (OSCE) prior to preceptor-led clinical experiences. At the completion of this program, you will be able to provide safe, effective, compassionate care to clients and their families, at the level of advanced beginner.
September 8, 2017 - September 28, 2018; Registration deadline: August 8, 2017.
Registered Nurses in any of RNPDC programs which have clinical components require active BLS(c) for HCP. The course can be readily obtained from St. John Ambulance or Heart and Stroke of Nova Scotia. RNPDC requires a copy of your active card on file.
If your BLS (c) is going to expire during the program, faculty recommends you recertify PRIOR to entering the program.
Program Admin: Dee Mason or 902-473-7322
Academic Fees (for payment options, click here):