Bladder Scanning

Currently Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) cannot apply non-ionizing radiation in the application of ultrasound imaging (i.e. bladder scanning) under current regulations.  The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta is working with both Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services towards making the required changes in legislation to address this issue to ensure RPNs can perform this restricted activity in the continuity of care for all Albertans. 

In anticipation of forth coming regulation changes the Psychiatric Nursing program at MacEwan University continues to teach this particular restricted activity continuing to provide RPNs upon graduation with the knowledge, skills and competency to perform this procedure.