Admission to the Master of Psychiatric Nursing Program

Entry into the Master of Psychiatric Nursing program requires:

–       A relevant undergraduate degree which includes a research methods course and a statistics course. If the undergraduate program does not sufficiently prepare students for the MPN program, additional courses may be required and must be completed prior to admission;

–       A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credit hours of university study;

–       Licensure, or eligibility for licensure, with a psychiatric nursing or nursing licensing body in Canada; and

–       A strong foundation in psychiatric nursing demonstrated by: current licensure as a psychiatric nurse (RPN); OR certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse (CPMHN); OR completion of a post-basic psychiatric nursing program. Applicants who are unable to demonstrate their foundation in psychiatric nursing through the identified means must demonstrate expertise equivalent to a person who has obtained certification or completed a post-basic program.

At least one full-time year of practice experience in psychiatric nursing is required. Criminal Records Check, Child Abuse Registry, CPR and current immunization are not required for admission but may be required for specific placements.

Note:  At this point in time, applications from international students are not being considered.

Application Forms

MPN Application form

MPN Referee form

Program Costs

Financial Assistance