Best Psychiatric Nursing Programs

Following are some of the best schools offering psychiatric nursing programs:

Brandon University (Canada)
- The University offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (B.Sc.P.N.) which is housed within the School of Health Studies.
- The program combines psychiatric nursing education with studies in Arts and Science. Graduates of the program will be eligible to write the qualifying examinations for licensure as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (R.P.N.) with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM).
- Brandon University has been ranked 13th among the primarily undergraduate institutions according to the MacLean's rankings.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada)
- It offers the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing program which is recognized by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
- Graduates of the program will be prepared to function as team members and leaders of mental health settings including forensic psychiatry, addiction facilities, acute care, etc.
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been recognized as a Top Employer in B.C. for 2010.

Douglas College (Canada)
- The Department of Psychiatric Nursing offers the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BSPN); Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing Post-RPN Degree Completion.
- Both Diploma and Degree-prepared graduates are highly employable and work in many areas of health care including: long-term psychiatric facilities, acute care hospitals, etc.
- Douglas College is recognized by the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance program.

Northeastern University (USA)
- The University's Psychiatric Mental Health Program focuses on psychiatric nursing care for adults, children and adolescents and families in the community.
- Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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