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Request for proposals: Call for psychiatric nursing education program review team

Mar 3, 2021

​​BCCNM is responsible for recognizing nursing education programs that prepare graduates for registration as nursing professionals. Recognized programs are subject to periodic review by the college. 

From February 2021 to June 2021, the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate Program will be engaged in the education program review process with BCCNM. The college is seeking a team of two program evaluators to undertake this review.

Review team selection criteria 

Practising re​​gistration in good standing with the relevant provincial nursing regulatory body.

RPNs with current and relevant expertise in psychiatric nursing education and practice. Proposals will also be accepted from nursing professionals who are not RPNs, who might otherwise meet the education and program evaluation experience requirements. In this case, one of the team of two reviewers must be an RPN.

Masters level preparation in nursing, education, or a health-related discipline.

No perceived or actual conflict of interest with the program being reviewed, such as being a current or former student or employee of Douglas College. 

How to a​​​pply

If you meet the criteria, please review the full Request for Proposals ​for a summary of key activities, tentative schedule, and compensation.​

To apply, please submit the resumes of both team members and one letter of interest on behalf of the team. Letters of interest should include: 

A brief description of previous curriculum development, implementation and evaluation experience

Any previous nursing education program review experience or acquisition of knowledge relating to program review. 


A proposed  program review plan.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021. Please submit your application as one PDF document by email to Martie Dobbs, ​Education Consultant at​


Any questions regarding this opportunity can also be directed to Martie Dobbs at  ​

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

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