The College engages in a range of public consultation activities prior to implementing or making changes to important aspects of registered nursing regulation, including, but not limited to:

  • Bylaws,
  • Practice Expectations,
  • Policies,
  • Regulations, and
  • Practice Directions

The College seeks the input of registrants, the public, and other stakeholders including government, Manitoba’s other regulated health professions, employers, nursing educators, and other affected parties as applicable to the changes or new measures under consideration. A diverse range of input helps strengthen the College's overall ability to protect and serve the public interest through quality registered nursing regulation.

Current Consultations

Consultation on the Supervision of Undergraduate Nurse Employees Practice Direction

The Manitoba Government announced the role for the undergraduate nurse employee (UNE) in Manitoba. Click here for the announcement. 

The UNE initiative provides senior nursing students the opportunity to work in their chosen career prior to their graduation, under the guidance and supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or registered psychiatric nurse (RPN). The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) have developed a practice direction to assist RNs and RPNs to understand the practice expectations when supervising students in the UNE role

We are seeking your feedback. To review the draft Practice Direction, click here.

Once you have reviewed the practice direction, please fill out the survey linked here.



All RNs and RN(NP)s who own a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation that provides registered nursing services or are independent contractors that act as the trustee of personal health information are considered self-employed registered nurses by the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba. Self-employed RNs and RN(NP)s are accountable to self-employed specific policies (e.g. AA-1, AA-17), The Regulated Health Professions Act, Regulations, Practice Directions and the Code of Ethics.  

While The Regulated Health Professions Act, Regulations, current Practice Directions and the Code of Ethics provide general practice expectations for registered nursing practice, self- employed registered nurses must additionally implement business practices that are in the best interest of the public. The purpose of the Practice Direction: Self-Employed Practice is to outline and provide clarity for the minimum practice expectations for self-employed registered nurses in relation to their business practices to promote quality of care and to prevent inappropriate, unsafe, incompetent and unethical private practice. 

We are seeking your feedback by December 24, 2021.

To review the draft Practice Direction, click here.

Once you have reviewed the practice direction, please fill out the survey linked here.

Consultation feedback will be used to:

  • Add, remove and/or edit content within the practice direction to ensure that it is clear, understandable, and consistent with the public interest
  • Develop education materials related to the implementation of the practice direction