Graduate Nurse Practitioners

A graduate nurse practitioner or RN(GNP) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education (or has substantially equivalent education and experience) and is either

  • waiting to write an approved exam demonstrating extended practice competencies, or
  • has written an approved exam and is awaiting results. 

RN(GNP)s are permitted to practise with some conditions on their practice to help them consolidate their learning by applying it right away. This also contributes to a better understanding of the RN(NP) role by all health-care team members. 

RN(GNP) registration is valid for four months. It may be renewed for one additional four month period.

Download the RN(GNP) Register Application Package (contains additional information)

Download the RN(GNP) Register Application Form (contains form only)

Application Forms

Please note that once the College receives all of your required materials, it can take up to 10 business days to process your application. 


Item Fee (including GST) When?
Graduate nurse practitioner register processing fee* $52.50 Due with initial graduate nurse practitioner application

Note: Above fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 
* This processing fee is non-refundable and is required on all initial applications to a College register. You do not need to pay this fee if you are in good standing on the graduate nurse practitioner register and are applying to renew your RN(GNP) registration. 

The Mentor Relationship

RN(GNP)s must establish a mentor relationship and practise under the supervision of another currently registered Manitoba RN(NP) or physician who agrees to act as their primary mentor. The purpose of this relationship is to give the RN(GNP) a supportive environment that enables safe, competent patient care. Mentors and RN(GNP)s must sign a mentor agreement. 

RN(GNP)s cannot work independently as nurse practitioners. The primary mentor must supervise and co-sign:

  • prescriptions
  • screening and diagnostic tests
  • minor surgical procedures

There may be times when the primary mentor is not available and the co-signature of another RN(NP) or physician is acceptable. 

The primary mentor must assess the RN(GNP)'s level of competence, provide assistance in clinical decision-making and supervise as necessary. The mentor is not required to be present directly at the side of the RN(GNP) unless warranted by the clinical situation. However, they must be readily available onsite to provide guidance and consultation.

Mentor reports must be completed and provided to the College every three months by the RN(GNP). These reports show frequency of meetings and topics discussed and must be signed by the mentor and the RN(GNP).

Download the RN(GNP) Mentor Report Form

Download the Mentoring Role Fact Sheet

The Employer Relationship

Employers who hire RN(GNP)s must sign the employer agreement portion of the RN(GNP) application indicating they support the RN(GNP)'s practice and mentor relationship. This component must be submitted to the College before the RN(GNP) application can be considered. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the RN(GNP) is on the College's RN(GNP) register before they can practise. The College will notify employers if the RN(GNP) is no longer eligible to be on the RN(GNP) register. Employers must also ensure that policies are in place to provide support for the entry-level RN(GNP).

More Information

Registration Services
Phone: 204-774-3477 ext. 300
Toll free (Manitoba only): 1-800-665-2027 ext. 300
Fax: 204-775-7117