Academic information

This information is relevant for all students throughout the course of their program.

Appeals

If you disagree with a grade, first talk to your instructor. You can also file a formal appeal about your term work or final grade through the Registrar's office.

Appeal a grade

If you are filing a second level appeal to the Student Appeals Committee, the College of Nursing student appeal form and guidelines can be accessed through UM Learn.

Attendance

Illness or other disruptive life circumstances can happen at any time, and that may result in missed clinical/lab time, course work or tests.

What do to if you are away: complete and submit a declaration form (PDF) within 48 hours of your absence. Email the completed form to nursedeclar@umanitoba.ca and copy the applicable course leader(s).

When is a declaration required? If you are absent from or miss:

  • simulation
  • clinical
  • skills lab
  • a term test
  • an assignment

Why do I need a declaration? In cases where you're absent or unable to meet their academic commitments due to these circumstances, the university will consider a declaration in lieu of other documentation (such as a doctor’s note).

Things to note: completed declaration form is required for each day you are absent. A false statement regarding a Declaration may result in disciplinary action, up to removal of a student from the program.

Class schedules

Class schedules are available through Aurora.

Courses

All courses approved by the university senate are included in Aurora.

Registration

Students will be assigned to a specific timetable and will only have permission to register in the timetable to which they have been assigned.

Preference will be given to full-time students, and space might be limited for students attending part-time.

Students who may require special consideration regarding their timetable (e.g. students registered with Student Accessibility Services or Bison Athletes) must contact us immediately upon admission.

Once cohorts have been assigned, they cannot be changed. Your timetable assignment will be sent to you by email prior to registration.

Remote learning

In keeping with UM plans, the Fall 2020 term of the Bachelor of Nursing program will be delivered using primarily remote learning modalities with only clinical and skills courses being delivered in-person.

This includes the mandatory new student orientation which will primarily be delivered using asynchronous online modules on UM Learn. Remote learning courses will use a combined synchronous and asynchronous delivery.

UM has outlined minimum technology requirements for students, please ensure you have access to these resources prior to the start of the Fall 2020 term.

The UM Bookstore has developed new processes to address physical distancing recommendations, visit their website for more information.

Student advisors and counselling services continue to be available to students using phone and virtual modalities, information for accessing these resources is listed below.

Student responsibilities

Below is a list of actions you are responsible for, during the course of your academic journey:

  • Meet academic and non-academic course requirements.
     
  • Adhere to the policies, regulations and deadlines set out in the Academic Calendar. If you have any questions about any of these, please make an appointment to meet with a student advisor.
     
  • Update your contact information in Aurora Student, if you move. If you change your name, you must fill out a Change of Name form at the Registrar’s Office, 400 University Centre, and submit a copy to the College of Nursing.
     
  • Make sure that you comply with degree program requirements and program regulations. Final completion of degree requirements is your responsibility.

Uniforms

The Nursing Students’ Association (NSA) can provide you with information regarding uniform fittings.

You must have a name tag and crest on your uniform—a UM College of Nursing crest must be displayed on the left sleeve of every uniform worn in the clinical area, as well as a name tag, for student identification purposes. You will purchase crests and name tags through the UM Bookstore.

Uniform colours—must be navy blue, with white, wipe-able, non-mesh shoes.

What to wear under your uniform—sweaters, or long-sleeved under shirts are also permitted, and must be navy blue or white. These can be purchased anywhere you choose.

How many uniforms to buy—you should purchase a minimum of two tops and two pants. Your uniform must be clean at the start of each clinical day, and you are scheduled for two consecutive clinical days per week.

Voluntary withdrawal

What if I’m considering withdrawing from a course?
If you are considering withdrawing from a course, please discuss this with a student advisor or the nursing registration consultant as this will significantly impact your program progression. Immediately inform the course leader when you withdraw. Please ensure you are familiar with the College of Nursing academic regulations regarding voluntary withdrawals.

When does a withdrawal go on my student history?
Withdrawing from a course during the Registration Revision period is not counted as a voluntary withdrawal. Only courses for which a ‘VW’ code appears on the Student History are considered voluntary withdrawals.

Student advisors

  • Student advisors are available to you for consultation

    Appointments are available over the phone (due to COVID-19 restrictions. In-person appointments are currently unavailable).

    Each appointment is 30 minutes in length between the hours of
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

  • What do student advisors do?

    They advise and oversee the admission and registration of students in the nursing program. They answer course/program planning questions and provide advice regarding college, faculty and university policies, procedures and regulations. Advisors assist with registration issues and program completion questions.

    Student Advisors are not responsible for notifying you if you have outstanding degree requirements.

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships

Scholarship recipients are selected by the College of Nursing.

All years

Dr. A. W. Hogg Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: Highest standing in the Bachelor of Nursing program, any year; Dean's Honor List.

Award amount: $1,500

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Elizabeth Ann Russell Award

Eligibility: Highest standing in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Award amount: $375

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Enid Evans Scholarship

Eligibility: High standing in the Bachelor of Nursing program; must have completed at least one year following admission to program.

Award amount: $1,200

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Florence Pauls Prize in Nursing

Eligibility: High standing in the Bachelor of Nursing program; must have completed at least one year following admission to program.

Award amount: $1,200

How to apply: Submit a brief letter outlining why you feel you've demonstrated proficiency and show promise of professional competence. Your application can be dropped off to the reception drop box in Helen Glass — Attn: Student Awards Committee.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Isbister Scholarship in Nursing

Eligibility: Enrolled full time in any year of the Bachelor of Nursing program; has demonstrated proficiency and shows promise of professional competence.

Award amount: $150

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (Clinical Performance)

Eligibility: Applicant has demonstrated exceptional clinical performance; has never failed a clinical course; has been enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a DGPA 3.5 in the current Winter Term.

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above and include one letter of reference from a clinical instructor. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (Indigenous)

Eligibility: Applicant is of Indigenous Ancestry; provides proof of ancestry; enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; achieved a minimum cumulative DGOA average of 3.5 at the end of Winter Term.

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (International)

Eligibility: Applicant is an International student enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum cumulative DGPA of 3.0 at the end of Winter Term.

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (NSA)

Eligibility: Applicant has been involved in NSA work in the College of Nursing; never failed a clinical course; enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum cumulative DGPA of 3.0 in the current Winter Term.

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (Single parent)

Eligibility: Applicant is a single parent; enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum cumulative DGPA of 3.0 at the end of Winter Term.

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (Volunteer)

Eligibility: Applicant has demonstrated leadership with a commitment to the College of Nursing or the community through volunteer activities; enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum cumulative DGPA of 3.0 at the end of current Winter Term.

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above and supporting documentation from the agency confirming volunteer hours. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually

Year 2

Elizabeth Ann Russell Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Highest standing in year two of the Bachelor of Nursing program; Dean's Honor List.

Award amount: $600

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Esther Brina Erenberg Scholarship

Eligibility: Highest standing in second of the Bachelor of Nursing program; minimum SGPA 3.5 and completed two years of four-year program.

Award amount: $325

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Pearson Book Award

Eligibility: Completed first year of the four-year program.

Award amount: Book

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.

Year 3

Esther Brina Erenberg Scholarship

Eligibility: High standing in year three of the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Award amount: $250

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Gladys Burns Scholarships

Eligibility: Awarded to top two students entering their third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Award amount: $2,000

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Jean Margaret Mitchell Memorial Award

Eligibility: Entering full time into the third (or fourth) year of the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum DGPA of 3.75 (Dean’s Honour) at the end of Winter term; and has demonstrated a commitment to, and leadership and scholarship in, the field of community health nursing.

Award amount: $775

How to apply: Submit a brief letter demonstrating a commitment to, and leadership and scholarship in, the field of community health nursing. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Julia Alice Saddington Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Enrolled full time in year four of the Bachelor of Nursing program for the upcoming Fall and Winter terms; have a career interest in community health nursing; a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the previous Fall and Winter terms.

Award amount: $1,000

How to apply: Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca. Your application must include:

  • A letter indicating intent to pursue a career in community health nursing or public health nursing;
  • a brief personal biography outlining your studies, work experience, and career goals; and
  • a copy of your resume.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Kathleen Winnifred Ruane Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility: Available to two full-time students entering third year; Grade of passing in clinical and minimum of B+ in corresponding theory courses.

Award amount: $1,500

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Mildred I. Lucky Scholarship in Nursing

Eligibility: Full time third-year student; high academic standing.

Award amount: $1,525 (approximately)

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Thomas & Helen Smerchanski Award

Eligibility: Enrolling full time (minimum 80 per cent course load) in the third (or fourth) year of the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum DGPA of 3.5; has achieved a passing grade in all courses; has never failed a clinical course; has demonstrated potential for becoming a successful, contributing member of the nursing profession.

Award amount: $1,000

How to apply: Submit a brief letter (minimum 500 words) outlining why you feel you have the potential for becoming a successful, contributing member of the nursing profession. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually

Year 4

Jean Margaret Mitchell Memorial Award 

Eligibility: Entering full time into the fourth (or third) year of the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum DGPA of 3.75 (Dean’s Honour) at the end of Winter term; and has demonstrated a commitment to, and leadership and scholarship in, the field of community health nursing.

Award amount: $775

How to apply: Submit a brief letter demonstrating a commitment to, and leadership and scholarship in, the field of community health nursing. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Kathleen & Winnifred Ruane Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship 

Eligibility: Available to two full-time students entering fourth year; Grade of passing in clinical and minimum of B+ in corresponding theory courses.

Award amount: $1,500

How to apply: Recipient is selected by the College of Nursing.


Nursing Students Association Scholarship (Clinical Practicum)

Eligibility:  Will be registered for Senior Practicum NURS 4290 in the
upcoming Winter Term; enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Nursing program; achieved a DGPA of 3.5 at the end of Winter Term of the current session. 

How to apply: Submit a letter outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the criteria listed above. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: May 30, annually


Thomas & Helen Smerchanski Award

Eligibility: Enrolling full time (minimum 80 per cent course load) in the fourth (or third) year of the Bachelor of Nursing program; has achieved a minimum DGPA of 3.5; has achieved a passing grade in all courses; has never failed a clinical course; has demonstrated potential for becoming a successful, contributing member of the nursing profession.

Award amount: $1,000

How to apply: Submit a brief letter (minimum 500 words) outlining
why you feel you have the potential for becoming a successful, contributing member of the nursing profession. Your application can be submitted by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca..

Deadline: May 30, annually

Bursaries

Bursary recipients are selected by the College of Nursing. They must have demonstrated financial need and registered for a 60 per cent course load or as specified.

Entering students

Gladys Burns entrance scholarship 

Eligibility: Top three undergraduate students entering the College of Nursing from University 1 or from another institution. Students must have demonstrated financial need; 60 per cent course load or as specified.

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually

All years

Alice Meredith Jones Memorial Bursary

Eligibility: Undergraduate students is enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program (60 per cent full course load and BPA 3.0 in first year of program); combines high scholastic standing with evidence of a high standard of patient care; has demonstrated potential for becoming a successful, contributing member of the nursing profession and has demonstrated financial need.

View the application details.

Award amount:
$500 - $1,500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page. Submit a letter of intent to nursing@umanitoba.ca.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Betty Stoddart Memorial Award in Nursing

Eligibility: Full time student in any year of Bachelor of Nursing program with good academic standing; has demonstrated financial need; has demonstrated caring and compassion through university volunteer and extra-curricular endeavours; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.

Preference: Students from Neepawa

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page. Submit a letter (by email to nursing@umanitoba.ca) demonstrating your efforts to offer care and compassion through university volunteer and extra-curricular endeavours.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Nursing Bursary

Eligibility: Full time student in the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need.

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Nursing Bursary — Indigenous

Eligibility: Full time Indigenous students in the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need. 

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Dr. Max Rady Memorial Bursary

Eligibility: Satisfactory standing in any year of Nursing. 

Award amount: $850

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Florence Nightingale Paulson Bursary    

Eligibility: Good standing in any year of Nursing. 

Award amount: Up to $400

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Gladys Burns Bursaries    

Eligibility: Full time student with good academic standing; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5. 

Award amount: $500 - $1,500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Gutie & Misha Newman Bursary in Nursing

Eligibility: Full time with good academic standing; minimum DGPA 2.5.

Award amount: $550

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Helen Johnson Shelton Memorial Bursary

Eligibility: High standing in nursing.

Award amount: Up tp $600

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Margaret Scott Nursing Mission Scholarship        

Eligibility: High standing in Nursing; 80 per cent full course load.

Award amount: $500 - $1,500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Phyllis May-Rolfe Memorial Bursary     

Eligibility: Full time with good academic standing.

Award amount: $475

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Zonta Club of Winnipeg        

Eligibility: High standing in nursing.

Award amount: $500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually

Year 2

College of Nursing Bursary 

Eligibility: Full time student in their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need.

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Nursing Bursary — Indigenous  

Eligibility: Full time Indigenous student in their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need. Self-declared Indigenous student. Note: One award available for Fall admission; One award available for January admission.

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Grace General Hospital Bursary

Eligibility:  Two awards available to a full time student in their second (or third) year; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5  

Award amount:  $500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Gwen Kent Memorial Bursary in Nursing

Eligibility: Full time second year student; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.   

Award amount: up to $750

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Thomas & Helen Smerchanski Nursing Bursary

Eligibility: Offered to a student in their second (or third) year; minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.   

Award amount: $1,000

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


 

Year 3

College of Nursing Bursary 

Eligibility: Full time student in their third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need.

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Nursing Bursary — Indigenous  

Eligibility: Full time Indigenous student in their third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need. 

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Foundation Undergraduate Bursary

Eligibility:  Full time or part time third (or fourth) year student; minimum 20 per cent course load; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.

Award amount:  $500 - $1,500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Grace General Hospital Bursary

Eligibility: Two awards available to a full time student in their third (or second) year; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.  

Award amount:  $500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Mildred I. Lucky Bursary in Nursing

Eligibility:  Full time third-year student; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5. 

Award amount:  $3,300

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Thomas & Helen Smerchanski Nursing Bursary

Eligibility: Offered to a student in their third (or second) year; minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.   

Award amount: $1,000

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually

Year 4

College of Nursing Bursary 

Eligibility: Full time student in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need.

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Nursing Bursary — Indigenous  

Eligibility: Full-time Indigenous student in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with demonstrated financial need. 

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Foundation Undergraduate Bursary

Eligibility:  Full time or part time third (or fourth) year student; minimum 20 per cent course load; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.  

Award amount:  $500 - $1,500

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually


Jane Davie Memorial Bursary

Eligibility:  Available to a fourth-year student; minimum cumulative GPA 2.5; preference given to a student who has completed diploma program at the Grace Hospital.   

Award amount:  $375

How to apply: Complete the online bursary application form available at the Financial Aid and Awards bursaries page.

Deadline: October 1, annually

Contact us

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

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