Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Partnering with People

RPN Entry-Level Competencies Adopted

The RPNAS Council has adopted the new Registered Psychiatric Nurse Entry-Level Competencies at the council meeting on December 6th, 2014.

From a previous media release:

“The development of the national entry-level competencies will increase the employer’s awareness of the practice expectations of the entry-level Registered Psychiatric Nurse. Registered Psychiatric Nurses have a valuable role to play in addressing the mental health needs of Canadians and this common understanding of the practice expectations enhances our understanding and our ability to ensure that they are utilized to their fullest in meeting the needs of our population,” added Lori Lamont, Vice-President, Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nursing Officer with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and President of the Academy of Canadian Nurse Executives. “National acceptance of these competencies will also improve mobility and enable employers in their recruitment efforts.”
RPNRC looks forward to sharing these competencies with stakeholder representatives of employers, nursing and other healthcare profession regulatory bodies, and provincial and federal governments in a series of roundtable discussions that will be convened in early 2015. The discussions will focus on how the recognition and mobility of Registered Psychiatric Nurses can be improved in Canada.



Click here to download the Entry-Level Competency Profile or view below.