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Call for Psychiatric Nursing Education Program Review Team

Sep 8, 2022

​The British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is seeking a team of two program evaluators to review a psychiatric nursing education program in British C​olumbia. The review will be carried out under the direction of the BCCNM Education Program Review Committee, in accordance with the BCCNM Educational Program Review Policies.  

  • BCCNM is responsible for establishing the standards of academic achievement required for registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) grad​uates and for recognizing psychiatric nursing educational programs that prepare graduates for registration as a RPN. From October 2022 to April 2023, Stenberg College Regional Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing program will be engaged in the education program review process with BCCNM. The BCCNM Standards and Indicators for the Recognition of Entry-Level Psychiatric Nursing Education Programs sets out the standards that the program must meet for program recognition. 

Criteria for selection of team of two Reviewers include:

  • Practicing registration 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 Stenberg College. 

Key activities include:

  • Establish a program review plan that is consistent with the timelines as outlined below.

  • Review and analyze the self-assessment report submitted by the post secondary institution approximately 3-4 weeks prior to scheduled virtual site visit.

  • Organize and conduct the virtual site visit (via online and telephone interviews) scheduled January 16-20, 2023 (preferred dates) or January 23-27, 2023 (second choice dates).

  • Review and evaluate the program against the BCCNM Standards and Indicators for the Recognition of Entry-Level Psychiatric Nursing Education Programs

  • Provide a draft written report to the post secondary institution for feedback.

  • Incorporate and consider post secondary institution feedback into final written report.

  • Submit a final written report to BCCNM that addresses each standard and indicator using template provided.

  • Review findings with BCCNM staff and Education Program Review Committee.     

Tentative Schedule​​

Nov. 2022 
Review and analysis of program's self-assessment report
Plan for site visit
Program Review Team 
Jan. 16-20, 2023  or ​Jan. 23-27, 2023​
Virtual Site VisitProgram Review Team 
Feb. 23, 2023 
Submission of Final Report to BCCNM 
Program Review Team 

​March 2023 (date TBD)
​Presentation to Education Program Review Committee
Program Review Team​


To apply, please su​bmit 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.

Total team compensation for completing all ac​tivities associated with this education program review: $10,000

Applications (resumes and letters of interest) should be submitted as a one-page PDF document via email to Martie Dobbs, Education Consultant: Questions regarding this opportunity can also be directed to this email address.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm Friday October 7, 2022​.