Mahkwa omushki kiim, pathway to indigenous nursing education (pine) students in a lab.

Pathway details

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.

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

Required courses

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 to apply

To apply to Mahkwa omushki kiim, you complete two application forms: one for Mahkwa omushki kiim and one for University 1.

1. Apply to Mahkwa omushki kiim

Complete the application and submit it as described on the form.

Application deadline: May 1

Apply to Mahkwa omushki kiim

2. Apply to University 1

Apply online to University 1 at the University of Manitoba.

Application deadline: August 1

Apply to University 1

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.

We can help you with the application process. Please contact us.

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Contact us

Program inquiries:
Aimee Louis, Student Advisor/Counsellor


Tyla Turman
Coordinator and Academic Coach

College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Tool free: 1-800-432-1960 ext. 7452