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Nursing
Overview
  • 32-month degree program (equivalent of four academic years) including a senior practicum of 450 hours
  • Each year of study is 10 months long and includes theory and clinical practice concurrently; a senior practicum follows the final 10-month year
  • Offered in three locations:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg, MB
      • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded. 
      • Annual application deadline is April 15.
      • Three annual start dates per year in fall, winter, and spring, however only the fall intake will be advertised for application and all applicants will apply to the fall intake.
      • The College will determine which start date will be offered to successful applicants. 
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie, MB and Winkler Campus, Winkler, MB
      • One start date every three years.
      • Next start date will be 2021. Application intake will open at a later date.
      • Seats are open to residents of Manitoba’s Southern Health Region only. Applications and supporting documentation received for these locations indicating a home address outside of the Southern Health Region will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded. 
      • Applicants will apply to their preferred location but will be subject to a competitive-entry process that includes all applicants for both locations.  Offers of admittance will be made based on AGPA in descending order until all available seats at both locations are filled.  Therefore, not all applicants will receive an offer for their preferred location. 
      • Students will be required to attend in Winnipeg approximately 2 to 3 days per term.
  • Submission of evidence of current and completed immunizations and testing is required within 30 days of applying to this program. Some immunizations and tests may take up to seven months to complete.
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Admission Requirements for more info. 
  • All applicants must meet Admission Requirements 1 through 6 within 30 days of applying.  To prevent the cancellation of your application, do not apply until you are prepared to submit the required documentation within 30 days of applying. 

Description
Following successful completion of the program, you will receive a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree from Red River College (RRC) and will be eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse). If you successfully complete this national exam, you will be eligible to apply to become a member of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and legally use the designation Registered Nurse (RN).

Nursing program courses use a variety of learning methodologies including blended learning.

If you are interested in taking courses while waiting to get into this program, please refer to the Other Information section.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.