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Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) have successfully completed a BCCNM-recognized entry-level RPN education program and met BCCNM registration requirements. RPNs provide nursing services for the for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and the prevention of illness and injury. RPNs focus on psychosocial, mental or emotional health across all stages of life. RPNs practice both independently and in collaboration with other health care team members with a focus on the competencies of the RPN Scope of Practice.

Employed student psychiat​ric nurse (ESPN)

Students enrolled in a BCCNM recognized entry-level registered psychiatric nursing program​ and who are in good standing may be eligible to apply for registration as an employed student psychiatric nurse (ESPN). ESPNs carry out nursing activities which they have acquired the competence to safely perform as part of their entry-level nursing program and with supervision from a nurse. ​​

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

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