Definition of Independent Practice
Independent practice is the application of psychiatric nursing knowledge and principles in an unsupervised, self-employment setting in psychiatric nursing practice and/or psychiatric nursing services. Registered Psychiatric Nurses in independent practice must adhere to the Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice, Code of Ethics, Health Professions Act, Psychiatric Nurse Regulations and the RPNRC Guidelines for Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Independent Practice.
The Registered Psychiatric Nurse in independent practice:
- is a graduate from an approved psychiatric nursing education program with additional education and/or experience in their area of practice
- must be an active/practicing registrant with his/her respective provincial professional regulatory body
- is solely responsible for his/her practice
For the document of Guidelines of Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Independent Practice
please go to the Library.