About the College


Leadership and innovation in registered nursing regulation.


To protect the public through quality registered nursing regulation.


Excellence We strive to be and do the very best.
Leadership We demonstrate best practices in regulation.
Respect We trust our partners and work openly and honestly.
Innovation We collaborate to create unique approaches to opportunities and challenges.
Integrity We operate with fairness to ensure accountability.

What We Do

Mission Vision Values from CRNM on Vimeo.

Our mandate is to protect the public. Here are some of the ways we do our work:

  • We establish and maintain a registration process that ensures those who practice as registered nurses or graduate nurses are qualified and competent.
  • We set and maintain nursing practice standards that registered nurses must meet every day to ensure safe, competent and ethical registered nursing care.
  • We approve nursing education programs to ensure students get the education they need to perform the competencies of a registered nurse.
  • We receive and investigate complaints about the nursing practice and conduct of registered nurses and determine appropriate remedial or disciplinary actions as required.

The College has been the professional regulatory body for registered nurses in Manitoba since 1913. The Registered Nurses Act and Regulations set out the College's responsibilities until May 31, 2018 when we will become governed under the Regulated Health Professions Act and Registered Nursing Regulation

Strategic Priorities

  1. Support registered nurses to meet and maintain regulatory standards.
  2. Work collaboratively to advance RN regulation.
  3. Increase awareness of the role of the College.
  4. Operational

Want to see where we're at? Download our 2017 balanced scorecard for quarterly updates.

Three Pillars of Registered Nursing

In Manitoba, we recognize the importance of a “three-pillared” approach to registered nursing: a regulator, association and union. There is value in all organizations, as each has a unique  mission and perspective. Click here to learn about the role of each.