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 program application.
  • 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 two full-time years 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.