The Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC) is an incorporated body with a Vision of Optimal Mental Health for All People of Canada.  The RPNC exists to provide leadership for the profession of psychiatric nursing by working collaboratively on regulatory issues in the public interest, by achieving common standards in education, registration and practice; and by being a voice, nationally and internationally for excellence in the profession.

This website has been provided by the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada to provide information about the profession of Registered Psychiatric Nurses and some of their roles and responsibilities in serving the public and Canada’s health care system.


Call for Psychiatric Nursing Education Program Evaluators (September 17, 2013)

CRPNBC is seeking individuals or teams to review psychiatric nursing education programs in B.C. The compensation range is between $6,000 and $10,000, depending on duration and number of programs being reviewed. For more information about the selection criteria and activities involved, please go to (PDF).

Apply for the John Alex Crawford National Scholarship

Applications for the John Alex Crawford National Scholarship can now be completed online at the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Foundation website at  For more information, find more details on our Awards and Scholarships page.