Graduates of Stenberg College’s 120-week Psychiatric Nursing diploma program are eligible for admission toward the Bachelor of Health Science degree at Thompson Rivers University. Successful applicants receive up to 84 PLAR credits, leaving 36 credits remaining to be completed at TRU (21 Lower-level; 15 Upper-level). All courses for Thompson Rivers Bachelor of Health Science degree done entirely online from anywhere in Canada.
Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from TRU meet the admission requirements for Brandon University’s Master of Psychiatric Nursing (MPN) program. All MPN students are required to attend an annual 2-3 day on-campus session each year in order to meet residency requirements but the rest of the coursework is delivered entirely online and practicums can be in a student’s home community. The MPN program can be completed in as little as two years but students have up to six years to complete the program.