Jul 19, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to BScN Program

General Information

This program is for graduates of Psychiatric Nursing Programs.

  1. The curriculum is designed to be taken over 20 months. Application for an extension to the program must be submitted to the Student Advisor. With approval, students have up to three years from the time of admission to complete the requirements for this program.
  2. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations. Particular care should be exercised regarding prerequisite courses. Students are responsible for adjustments in registration made necessary by reexamination results.
  3. Placements can be made anywhere in the greater Edmonton area (Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Morinville, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain) or as far away as 150 kilometers. Students are responsible for their transportation to practice placements and for the costs of travel and accommodations.
  4. Students must purchase a stethoscope, penlight and a lab coat. A uniform will be required later in the program.
  5. Clinical practice may include shift and weekend rotations.

Course Sequence

Year 3 (see Note 1)

Year 4 (see Notes 1 and 3)


  1. Courses may be configured differently depending on clinical placement availability.
  2. An equivalent STAT (★3) course may be accepted in lieu of NURS 341 .
  3. To proceed to Year 4, all courses listed in Year 3 of the RPN to BScN Program must have been passed.
  4. To proceed with NURS 494 , students must have passed all courses of the Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to BScN Program except the corequisite NURS 495 .