Active Practicing Nurse Registration Requirements

Master of Nursing Program

The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) require that graduate nursing students who will have client contact and/or are engaged in clinical practice or clinical research related to their program of study have active practicing registration with the CRNM or CRPNM. Accordingly, proof of active practicing nurse registration or active practicing psychiatric nursing registration is required by the March 1 Master of Nursing (MN) Program application deadline. Note: Only Registered Nurses are eligible for the Nurse Practitioner stream.

All students must maintain active practicing Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse licensure for the duration of the MN Program.

Applicants from outside of Manitoba who will require:

  • RN registration in Manitoba should contact the CRNM at crnm.mb.ca prior to application to the Master of Nursing program; or
  • RPN registration in Manitoba should contact the CRPNM at crpnm.mb.ca prior to application to the Master of Nursing program.

Applicants from outside of Manitoba who are not registered with either the CRNM or the CRPNM will not be eligible to take the course, NURS 7360 Integrative Focus, as it has a practice focus. These students will be required to take two electives in lieu of this course. Thesis research projects for nurses who are not registered in Manitoba will be considered on an individual basis to ensure that students are not practicing as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse without registration with either the CRNM or CRPNM. This includes conducting research, including data collection, that could be done only by an RN or an RPN.

Applicants from outside of Manitoba applying to the Nurse Practitioner stream must provide proof of active practicing RN registration in Canada no later than the application deadline of November 1 for international applicants, and March 1 for Canadian applicants. Successful applicants must provide proof of active practicing registration with the CRNM by September 1 in the year of admission, and maintain this registration for the duration of the program.


PhD in Nursing Program

Students engaging in research projects which entail specific nursing practice competencies as outlined by the CRNM require active practicing registration with the CRNM prior to commencing the project.

Applicants or students with RN registration outside of Manitoba and who will require RN registration in Manitoba for the purpose of their thesis research are advised to contact the CRNM (crnm.mb.ca) prior to application to the PhD in Nursing program.