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  • Objectives
    The three-year on-site, full-time Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Program is designed to provide the graduate with specialized knowledge and skills to provide safe and comprehensive holistic care to individuals in the context of families, groups, and communities in a variety of mental health care settings. Each semester builds on foundation concepts and skills to prepare graduates to respond to the ever-changing health care needs of our society.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Course description
    Semester One

        * PNUR 1101 Concepts I - 4.5
        * PNUR 1141 Group Theory I - 1.5
        * PNUR 1121 Therapeutic Relations I - 1.5
        * PNUR 1130 Clinical Procedures I - 1.5
        * PHIL 3125 Philosophy for Psychiatric Nurses - 3
        * BIOL 1103 Human Biology I - or equivalent 4
        * ENGL 1130 or approved substitution - 3 (course to be completed prior to entering Semester 3)

    Total 19 Credits

    Semester Two


        * PNUR 1201 Concepts II - 3
        * PNUR 1221 Therapeutic Relations II - 1.5
        * PNUR 1230 Clinical Procedures II - 1.5
        * PNUR 1250 Psychiatric Nursing Pharmacology I - 1.5
        * PNUR 3341 Group Theory II – 1.5
        * PNUR 1261 Clinical Practice I - 5
        * BIOL 1203 Human Biology II or equivalent - 4

    Total 18 Credits

    Semester Three

        * PNUR 2301 Concepts III - 4.5
        * PNUR 2321 Therapeutic Relations III - 1.5
        * PNUR 2330 Clinical Procedures III - 1.5
        * PNUR 2351 Psychiatric Nursing Pharmacology II - 1.5
        * PNUR 2361 Clinical Practice II - 5
        * PNUR 4585 Concurrent Disorders - 3

    Total 17 Credits

    Semester Four


        * PNUR 2401 Concepts IV - 4.5
        * PNUR 2421 Therapeutic Relations IV - 1.5
        * PNUR 2430 Clinical Procedures IV - 1.5
        * PNUR 2461 Clinical Practice III-5
        * PSYC 1130 Directed Elective – Lifespan & Human Development - 3

    Total 15.5 credits

    Semester Five


        * PNUR 4503 Comprehensive Geriatric Theory – 1.5
        * PNUR 4572 Psychiatric Nursing Community Concepts – 3.0
        * PNUR 4521 Therapeutic Relations V - 1.5
        * PNUR 4561 Clinical Practice IV - 5
        * PNUR 4573 Child & Adolescents -3

    Total 14 Credits

    Semester Six


        * PNUR 4601 Leadership/Trends and Issues - 3
        * PNUR 4661 - Diploma Clinical Practice V: Preceptorship - 9

    Total 12 Credits

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