Education & Continuing Competence

The first step toward becoming an RPN is education in psychiatric nursing. After attaining entry level competencies, each RPN has a responsibility throughout their career to ensure their knowledge and skills are current to maintain the competencies required for their area of practice. To support this, CRPNBC has a Continuing Competence Program that requires RPNs to maintain a minimum of 1400 practice hours in 5 years and complete an annual continuing competence review. RPNs are also encouraged to engage in lifelong learning for their professional development.

Becoming an RPN
Psychiatric Nursing Education Programs
Scholarships & Bursaries
Entry Level Competencies
Continuing Competence Program
Upcoming Educational Opportunities


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