About the course
The program is recognized by the The British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) program philosophy consists of three guiding principles and six core concepts. These provide the philosophical foundation for the BPN program and basic assumptions that are inter-woven through all aspects of the BPN program curriculum and underpin its philosophical framework. They provide grounding in health promotion, therapeutic relationship and diversity. The core concepts are articulated and place the client at the centre of our model. These include: client centeredness, being, situatedness, choice, professionalism, and teaching and learning. The person (client) is considered within the context of their culture, religion, ethnicity, race, historical experiences, spirituality and abilities. Diversity and equality are values running through the entire curriculum. This “ecological” theme considers the impact of the environment, social determinants of health, definitions of health, and prevention and promotion on a person’s well-being. The BPN program is developed in the context of psychiatric nursing theory based on best practice and the therapeutic use of self in interpersonal relationships. A health promotion perspective has been used to organize and construct the curriculum. This shift in focus from illness to health represents a deliberate move away from a disease model, to a model focusing on the persons experience with health and healing (Austin and Boyd, 2015). Inherent to these orientations is the use of teaching methodologies, which encourage the development of analytical and critical thinking based on praxis, and the discovery of personal meaning and personal power.
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MAY
Delivery Locations
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Qualification
Bachelor Degree
Duration
4 Years
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3 Years
English language requirements
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6.5
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88
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64
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelors degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs.
Many of its programs include work experience terms, practicums, or cooperative education options. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza. Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets.
Located at the Surrey campus, the Aboriginal Gathering Place is an inviting space for all students. Recognizing the important contributions of Aboriginal Nations, the gathering place supports social and education activities associated with KPU. The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) has over 30 student clubs. Student clubs at KPU meet regularly and host their own events.The university provides students with its state-of-the-art facilities that includes High-tech labs, studios, classrooms, and facilities. Fitness centres and workout spaces on each campus with a variety of sport and recreational activities for all students are available including fitness classes, personal training, and intramural leagues.
Often referred to as the ‘main campus’, KPU Surrey is the largest of the 5 campuses and is easily accessible by public transit. The campus is home to an array of programs and student services including a dedicated fitness centre, gymnasium, café, student lounges and study spaces for its 9, 500 KPU Surrey students. KPU Richmond offers a wide range of business, arts, and design programs. The brand new, state of the art Wilson School of Design officially opened in January 2018, providing a total of 681 spaces for design students. The campus hosts 6,500 students. KPU Langley is all about hands-on learning, and 3000 students can be found studying in the campus. With dedicated horticulture facilities, cutting-edge Nursing labs and fully-equipped music practice rooms, there are plenty of opportunities for students to put their skills into practice. KPU Tech is dedicated to trades and technology, including apprenticeships, foundation training, and technical career programs. 900 students utilize the 21 workshops, 27 classrooms, and multiple computer labs.
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Langley Campus - Kwantlen Polytechnic University

20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 8G9

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The Langley campus is home to the university’s School of Horticulture - which includes a field lab, greenhouses, and gardens. The Langley campus is also home to KPUs music programs and includes performance spaces and an auditorium. KPU Langley also offers science programs, and has biology, brewing, chemistry, physics, and geology labs with industry-standard equipment.