Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses


The Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses (BPRN) is a program for Registered Nurses leading to a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree. The program offers full-time and part-time study. Courses are offered on-campus and by distance education.

Students have a maximum of 5 years to complete the degree after admission to the College of Nursing.

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  1. Graduation from an approved diploma of nursing education program;
  2. Current active practicing membership in a Canadian provincial or territorial association/college of registered nurses;
  3. A minimum of 1,125 hours of nursing experience will normally be required for selection; and
  4. Meet the Non-Academic Admission Requirements (click on link for details).

Student selection is based upon academic standing and professional experience. If applications exceed the number of spaces available, the best qualified candidates will be selected.


Application forms for admission to the BPRN are available online at: All transcripts and supporting documents are to be forwarded to Enrolment Services–Admissions Office.

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Fall admission (September)

 Intake  Application Deadline       Documentation Deadline     
 Fall Term    April 1  May 1

Incomplete applications (lacking official transcripts, proof of professional registration and other required documentation) will not be considered. Applicants are responsible for arranging receipt by Enrolment Services before the above deadlines.

Applications are not retained from year to year. Therefore, applicants not admitted or who do not accept the offer of admission to the program one year must reapply the following year to be considered.


University credits earned outside of nursing diploma courses or other completed degree programs may be considered for transfer credit.

Red River College Diploma Nursing Accelerated (DNA) program graduates will receive advanced standing for the following courses:

 Course #      Course Title   Credit Hrs
 NURS 3210      Nursing Research Methods  3
 NURS 4220  Law and Ethics in Nursing Practice          3
   Non-Nursing elective  6

Provided these conditions have been met:

  • a minimum grade of C+ in each course for transfer;
  • nursing courses were completed within 5 years prior to admission to the BPRN; and
  • non-Nursing courses from institutions other than the University of Manitoba were completed within 10 years prior to admission to the BPRN.

Students from the DNA program are required to substitute the core community course (NURS 3220) with another 4 credit hour Nursing clinical course.


Students not registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and continuing in the program must submit proof annually of active practicing status in the Canadian jurisdiction in which they hold membership. Verification for returning Manitoba students will be obtained annually from the CRNM by the College of Nursing.


No longer offered by the College. Students may receive advance standing for Adult Intensive Care Nursing courses if successfully completed at the University of Manitoba in winter 2008 or earlier, and within five years prior to the date of admission to the BPRN. Contact a Nursing Student Advisor for further information.


Available only for nurses employed by First Nations and Inuit Health (FNIH). Students may receive advance standing in their electives for Primary Care Skills courses NURS 2210, NURS 3370, and NURS 3380, if successfully completed within five years prior to date of admission to the BPRN. Contact Wendy Ducharme, FNIH, at 204-983-3174 for information regarding the courses, location, and schedule.


Contact a Student Advisor for further information, or check the following website: