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    Faculty

    • College of Nursing
    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Nursing (BN)

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    Expected duration

    • 3+ years

  • 240

    Students accepted each year (120 in Fall, 120 in Winter)

  • 50+

    Bursaries and scholarships available specifically for nursing students

  • 10

    Successful years of the Summer Research Internship Program for students

Program details

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: 3 years (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 three-year 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

Year 2

  • 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 2522: Client and Context 2: Human Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 2520: Professional Foundations 1: Development of Professional Identity (2 credit hours)
  • HNSC 2170: Nutrition for Health Professionals (2 credit hours)

Year 3

  • NURS 3512: Health and Illness 4: Acute and Chronic Illness (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 3514: Health and Illness 5: Mental Health and Illness (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 3520: Professional Foundations 2: Health Education (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 3560: Professional Foundations 4: Law and Ethics in Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)

Year 4

  • NURS 4500: Health and Illness 6: Gender and Reproductive Health (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 4540: Health and Illness 7: Community and Population Health (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 4550: Professional Foundations 6: Leadership and Change Management (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 4560 Professional Foundations 7: Preparation for Nursing Practice 7 (1 credit hour)

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 Advanced entry admission requirements (PDF).

Professional opportunities for Bachelor of Nursing graduates

  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Health care policy analyst
  • Registered nurse
  • Consultant
  • Public health nurse
  • School nurse
  • Travel nurse
  • Researcher

Admission requirements

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. 

If you do not meet the requirements for advanced entry into the Nursing program, you may be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Arts or Science or another degree program. If you have not attended university before, you can apply for a program with direct entry, such as University 1.

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.

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Includes the Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences and Physical Geography programs.

Includes Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Studies programs.

Includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Science and Human Nutritional Sciences.

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October August 1
Winter (January) Direct entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early October April 1

Start or continue your application 

Bachelor of Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

Diploma in Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your application for the BFA and diploma programs

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the winter term is on a space available basis only.

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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To apply to the Inner City Social Work program, attend an information session at the William Norrie Centre. You will receive an application form at the information session. All information sessions are held in Room 126, William Norrie Centre.

Room 126 William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6 Canada
204-668-8160
Fax: 204-663-8857

All applicants need approval from the Faculty of Social Work – Inner City Selection Coordinator, Debra Diubaldo who can be reached at debra.diubaldo@umanitoba.ca or 204-668-8160.

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application deadline
Summer (May, part-time) Advanced entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.
Fall (September) Advanced entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October January 15
Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November February 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the winter term is on a space available basis only.

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October May 1 Deadline for Fall 2021 extended to July 15
Advanced entry Early November May 1 Deadline for Fall 2021 extended to July 15

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Annual application deadlines

Program Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1
Environmental Design Architecture Master Preparation Option (ED AMP) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November February 1

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May/July) Advanced entry Early November June 1

Students who wish to enrol in Summer courses that start in May should apply by April 1.

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Applicants must seek permission from the Faculty representative, Jennifer Mitchell, prior to applying.

Annual application deadlines

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May November 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadlines

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Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
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Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November June 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 15

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Summer (May) Advanced entry – Track A Early November April 1 Reopened and extended to August 1
Advanced entry – Track B Early November August 1 Not available

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Late August October 1

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Winnipeg annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
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Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May August 1

The Pas and Thompson (UM/University College of the North) annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadline

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy: Degree Completion Program annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May September 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is on a space available basis only.

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is available on a space available basis only.

Start or continue your application

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Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early October March 1
Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early October March 1

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Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early November February 1

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Annual application deadlines

Type of applicant Type of entry Term Applications open Application deadline
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Upper year applicants Advanced entry Fall (September) Early November June 30

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November June 15

Applicants are encouraged to apply early and check their course availability prior to applying.

Applicants applying to the Summer term are recommended to apply a minimum of one month prior to the start of their classes. Summer session offers a number of different start dates based on course offerings.

Apply for Summer 2021 or Continue your Summer 2021 application

Start or continue your application for Fall 2021 onward

Annual application deadlines

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Advanced entry Early November June 1
Winter (January) Direct or advanced entry Early May October 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November February 1

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Annual application deadlines

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Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early November February 1

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The BPRN program has been placed on a temporary suspension starting for the Fall 2019 intake.

Access students

Annual application deadline
Term Type of entry Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry March 1

Application form for Access students (PDF)

External students

Annual application deadline
Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext. 8808
Fax: 204-474-7554

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

nursing@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-7452
Toll Free: 1-800-432-1960 ext 7452 (North America)
Fax: 204-474-7682