Frequently Asked Questions
What are the admission requirements?
What will my schedule look like full time vs. part time?
Example schedules can be found here. Students will work with their supervisor to determine progress options that best meet their needs.
How many hours a week will I be in class?
Classroom hours will vary depending on student status (full or part time) and selected progress options. TRU MN core courses offer a blended learning model with a mix of online and in-class learning. Opportunities exist for students to connect remotely for some classes. Some courses may be offered in a weekend intensive timeline format. Students can take distance-learning electives.
Can I take the program online?
As of now, the program cannot be completed entirely via distance. TRU MN core courses offer a blended learning model with a mix of online and in class learning. Opportunities exist for students to connect remotely for some classes. Students can take distance-learning electives.
Where can I take the statistics prerequisite?
TRU offers an online statistics course. Registration is ongoing, and the course is self-paced.
Alternative undergraduate statistics courses, including those with a health or social science focus, are available. Please email email@example.com if you have questions about the eligibility of a specific course.
Do I have to complete the statistics and ENGL 1100 before I start?
Yes. However, you can submit your application before completing these courses. Acceptance to the program will be conditional on completing the admission requirements.
Can I get transfer credit for prior learning?
There may be an option to receive credit for program prerequisite requirements. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
There may be an option to receive credit for graduate courses taken prior to entry into the TRU MN program. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Is there an NP stream?
At this time TRU does not offer a NP stream in the MN program.
Do I have to be registered in BC?
All students are required to provide verification of registration as an active practising nurse from the regulatory body of the jurisdiction where you live.
Students wishing to obtain work as an RN in Canada are responsible for completing the registration process with CRNBC (or other province). Students cannot call themselves an RN or practice as an RN in BC unless they are registered with CRNBC. However, completed Canadian registration is not a requirement of enrolling in or graduating from the MN.
International students graduated with a BN (or equivalent) with valid licensure are eligible to apply.
Can I still do an internship if I am not registered in BC?
The option may exist to complete either an alternative (non-internship) elective or to find a placement that does not require RN status. Both require prior approval of the student’s supervisor and the Dean.
Is there an option to enter the program as an RPN?
We welcome applications from RPNs who have a baccalaureate degree in psychiatric nursing.