North West College introduces Psychiatric Nursing program to meet new demand

January 29, 2019

Saskatchewan's North West College will offer a Psychiatric Nursing program in the Fall of 2019, reports the Battlefords News-Optimist. The two-and-a-half year diploma program will be delivered in-person and online via labs, class work, and practicums. “With the completion of the new Saskatchewan Hospital in the Battlefords, the health care profession will continue to need clinically astute nurses that have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to care for those in need,” said North West  President Jay Notay. The News-Optimist adds that the program will provide training in health assessment and interventions, mental health challenges, counselling models and therapeutic relationships, family and community partnerships, psychotropic pharmacology, and addictions and forensics. Battlefords News-Optimist (SK)