Graduate Nurse Practitioners

Download application package: RN(GNP) Membership Class (updated March 30, 2020)

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. 

An RN(GNP) certificate of practice is valid for four months and can be renewed for one additional four-month period. 


All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Item Fee (including GST) When?
RN(GNP) application processing fee* $52.50 Due with initial graduate nurse practitioner application
RN(GNP) registration fee $236.25 Due with application

*This fee is only required for initial applications to the RN(GNP) membership class. It is not required if you are applying for renewal and you are currently in good standing in the RN(GNP) membership class. 

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) holds a certificate of practice in the College's RN(GNP) membership class before they can practise. The College will notify employers if the RN(GNP) is no longer eligible to to hold a certificate of practice in the RN(GNP) membership class. Employers must also ensure that policies are in place to provide support for the entry-level RN(GNP).

Download the RN(GNP) Employer Report Form

More Information

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