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Expanded opportunities for nursing students
To address Manitoba’s growing nursing shortage, the College of Nursing is expanding capacity in the Bachelor of Nursing program and accelerating the time to completion.
Effective Fall 2022, the BN program will be delivered across three terms per year. Students entering the program will attend classes in each of the fall, winter and summer terms and complete the program in 28 months.
Beginning in summer of 2023, a third intake of 120 nursing students will be admitted to each calendar year.
Mahkwa omushki kiim (Pathway to Indigenous Nursing)
If you are of Canadian Indigenous ancestry and are interested in a career as a nurse, take advantage of this unique opportunity, which offers academic and personal supports to prepare First Nations, Métis and Inuit students for entrance into our Bachelor of Nursing program.
Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research
The MCNHR at UM is the only research centre in Manitoba solely dedicated to facilitating and supporting collaborative nursing and health research. Membership is open to all current Nursing graduate students, who can receive research support services and funding.
Discover our financial supports
Numerous scholarship and bursary opportunities are available to College of Nursing graduate students, and to Faculty of Graduate Studies students, to support academic and research goals.
Students accepted each year
(120 in fall, 120 in winter, 120 in spring/summer)
Bursaries and scholarships available
specifically for nursing students
Successful years of the Summer Research Internship Program for students
With internationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, our full-time Bachelor of Nursing program offers a solid base in nursing knowledge combined with a hands-on clinical practice, allowing you to apply your knowledge in real-life situations.
Expected duration: 28 months (plus qualifying year)
Following a year of undergraduate studies (Year 1) in which students choose electives to fulfill the BN pre-requisites required for admission, the 28-month program gives students everything they need to succeed in the nursing field.
Nursing courses are available only to students who have been admitted to the program.
Sample course offerings
- NURS 2510: Client and Context 1: Human Growth and Development (2 credit hours)
- NURS 2518: Health and Illness 2: The Older Client (3 credit hours)
- NURS 2514: Health and Illness 3: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology/Assessment (6 credit hours)
- NURS 2542: Nursing Practice 2 (3 credit hours)
- NURS 3510: Client and Context 3: Supportive and Palliative Care (3 credit hours)
- NURS 3530: Nursing Skills 3 (1 credit hour)
- NURS 3514: Health and Illness 5: Mental Health and Illness (3 credit hours)
- NURS 3532: Nursing Skills 4 (1 credit hour)
- NURS 3560: Professional Foundations 4: Law and Ethics in Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
- NURS 4500: Health & Illness 6: Gender and Reproductive Health (3 credit hours)
- NURS 4530: Nursing Practice 5 (3 credit hours)
- NURS 4540: Professional Foundations: Leadership and Change Management (4 credit hours)
- NURS 4580: Nursing Practice 7 Senior Practicum (9 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Canadian Indigenous category for admissions
The Canadian Indigenous category ensures that Indigenous students have the opportunity to be admitted to and graduate from the BN program.
You can find details about applying in this category in the Bachelor of Nursing Applicant Information Bulletin.
Professional opportunities for Bachelor of Nursing graduates
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Health care policy analyst
- Registered nurse
- Public health nurse
- School nurse
- Travel nurse
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
The Nursing program is an advanced entry program, which means that you must complete at least one year of university-level study, including several required and recommended courses, before you can be considered for admission, even if you already have a degree.
We encourage you to review the Nursing advanced entry admission requirements, which provides details on:
- Required courses for admission
- Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) calculation and requirements
- Written English and mathematics requirements
- Humanities, Social Sciences and Science electives
- Transfer credit
- Applying as a student from another institution
Before you apply
Students must be able to meet both academic standards and requisite skills and abilities to progress through the program and graduate. Prospective applicants are required to review the Requisite Skills and Abilities for the Bachelor of Nursing Program policy.
Adjusted Grade Point Average cut-offs and wait list
Students are admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing program based on their Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA). The AGPA cut-off changes from year to year, depending on the applicant pool. Please view our frequently asked questions document to view the most recent AGPA cut-offs.
A short wait list ranked by AGPA is created from the applicant pool after all spaces have been filled. The wait list is used in the event that an offered student declines entry to the program.
You will be advised by the UM Admissions office if you have been placed on the wait list.
The wait list does not carry over to the next term. You must re-apply to the program if your application is declined.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
There is no limit to the number of times you can apply. If you are accepted to an intake, you must complete course work in that term of admission; we cannot defer successful applicants to the next intake.
The Bachelor of Nursing Program also has a number of non-academic admission requirements. Acceptance into the program is conditional upon receipt of documentation proving completion of the outlined requirements.
Information and relevant forms for the non-academic admission requirements can be found in the Incoming students section of the College of Nursing Resources for undergraduate students page.
We encourage you to begin reviewing the non-academic admission requirements as soon as possible.
Admission and application inquiries
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