Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE)
Mahkwa omushki kiim: Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education (PINE), offers a combination of academic, personal and cultural supports to prepare First Nations, Métis and Inuit students for entrance into our Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree program and to assist them throughout the program.
If you are of Canadian Indigenous ancestry and are interested in a career as a nurse, we encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
Students complete 30 credit hours of admission requirement to prepare for application to the Bachelor of Nursing degree program. Courses are a combination of foundational courses, science electives, humanities and/or social sciences and UM written English and math requirements.
Expected duration: 1-2 years of pre-Nursing, preceding the 3-year degree program
For a full list of courses, view the Advanced entry applicant information (PDF).
For full course descriptions, explore the Academic Calendar.
Students of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry receive supports as they develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and approaches needed to enter and succeed in the Bachelor of Nursing program.
In addition to the following required courses, students are strongly encouraged to take NURS 1500: Preparing for Professional Nursing Education to prepare them to succeed in the Bachelor of Nursing.
- BIOL 1410: Anatomy of the Human Body (3 credit hours)
- BIOL 1412: Physiology of the Human Body (3 credit hours)
- MBIO 1220: Essentials of Microbiology (3 credit hours)
- NURS 2610 / KIN 2610: Health and Physical Aspects of Aging (3 credit hours)
- REC 2650 / SWRK 2650 / HMEC 2650: Social Aspects of Aging (3 credit hours)
How the program helps you
How to apply
You may enter the Mahkwa omushki kiim program with high school credits, or with university credits in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, another UM faculty or from another university.
Two application forms are required:
We'd be happy to help you with the application process - don't hesitate to contact us.
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For program inquiries, contact:
College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2