Master of Psychiatric Nursing students gather at BU

This article is over 6 years old.

BRANDON, Man. – Scattered across Canada for the bulk of their studies, Master of Psychiatric Nursing (MPN) students gathered at Brandon University (BU) recently for three important days of orientation.

The students converged at BU for a series of seminars, research presentations and networking, forming key relationships before returning home to continue their coursework. Using online learning platforms and discussion forums, students normally take two or three years to complete their coursework, then spend another year on their theses. With many of them balancing full-time work in the mental health field with their studies and family life, the annual opportunity to meet face-to-face and share with students is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and encourage success.

The only program of its kind in North America, BU’s Master of Psychiatric Nursing program has grown steadily since its launch in 2011. Currently 58 students are working toward their MPN, with five more students taking courses with the intent of applying to the program in the future.


To receive any BU publication in an alternate format please contact

About BU

Success is built at Brandon University. Our growing, progressive campus welcomes a diverse and inclusive community that combines proud tradition with shared ambition. Through our excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship, we educate students to make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. Join us at