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What is CCP?

Every year, over 12,000 RNs and RN(NP)s in Manitoba embark on a mandated Continuing Competency Program, we call CCP.

It’s a program that is about taking control to gain knowledge, skill and judgement to provide continued safe, competent and ethical care.  ​

​It’s a program that is about enhancing critical thinking, decision making and leadership skills. ​

​It’s a program that is about having the choice to decide on what courses of action to take via self-directed learning.

CCP Information Sessions

The Continuing Competency Program (CCP) promotes high standards of knowledge, skill and ethical practice. Registered nurses complete the CCP every year. The program is an opportunity for you to reflect on your nursing practice and lead your own learning.  Your self-directed learning is documented every year in a self-development plan.  Your self-development plan also assures the public that you are committed to maintaining and improving your competence as a registered nurse.

We invite and encourage you to attend a CCP information session where you will learn more about the CCP process. You will also learn how to develop and write a self-development plan that meets College criteria. The information sessions are taking place on the following dates:

  • Aug 31: 11:00-12:00
  • Sept 16: 09:00-10:00
  • Sept 23: 12:00-1:00
  • Sept 29: 2:30-3:30
  • Oct 6: 08:30-09:30
  • Oct 13: 11:30-12:30
  • Oct 20: 3:00-4:00
  • Oct 26: 2:00-3:00
  • Nov 2: 10:00-11:00

To register, please contact ccp@crnm.mb.ca.

Once registered, a member from our Quality Practice team will be in contact with you to confirm details on how to enter the information session closer to the date of the session.

If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions but would like more information about CCP, please review CRNM resources on our website or contact a Quality Practice Advisor  who will meet with you to review. We can also coordinate a virtual CCP presentation for larger groups if required.

Real-Life Self-Development Plans from Nurses Providing Exemplary Care to Manitobans

Communication Skills

This RN wished to increase their knowledge and understanding of effective communication with dementia clients and their families. The RN read several articles and watched videos and webinars to increase their understanding of therapeutic interactions with clients having cognitive impairment and/or differing types of dementia.

The RN provided two case scenarios where enhanced communication skills led to an improved client/family experience. This is a great example because: the learning goal is clearly self-directed and relevant to their practice; the impact to practice is clearly stated and reflects how new knowledge improved the client/family experience; and the RN identified other learning opportunities for future professional development.

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Bullying in the Workplace

The RN was interested in enhancing their knowledge related to bullying and harassment in the workplace and the affects to the health and well-being of employees. A variety of resources were identified to support this learning. These included articles, web based resources and videos. The impact to practice clearly states how this new knowledge improved the RN’s ability to “start the conversation about bullying”. The self-development plan also had excellent flow and presentation.

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Spiritual Health Promotion

The RN was interested in enhancing their knowledge in regards to spiritual health promotion in mental health patients, colleagues and nursing students with the ultimate goal of promoting well-being and recovery in patients and increased competence in holistic nursing care with colleagues and students. This is a great example of a learning goal(s) that is clearly self-directed, specific and related to the RN’s learning and impact on practice. The RN accessed various electronic resources, articles and wrote a blog during Spiritual Health Awareness Week. The self-development plan had excellent flow, presentation and impact on the RN’s practice is clearly articulated.

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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

The RN wished to enhance their knowledge regarding the MAiD program in Manitoba. Existing legislation, policies, practice directions and articles were reviewed. The self-development plan clearly describes how the RN continued to build on their knowledge related to MAiD. The self-development plan had excellent flow and presentation and the anticipated impact to practice is articulated. Enhancing knowledge in this area has improved the RN’s comfort in providing education and guidance.

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The RN wished to identify two breastfeeding barriers in the post-natal period so that they could better support mothers and families in their breastfeeding goals during the infant’s first year of life. The RN recognized the unique opportunity to develop an extensive skill set including prenatal and postnatal assessment, education and intervention, communicable disease and STBBI case and contact investigation, harm re-education, health promotion and immunization. The RN acknowledged any biases that they have held related to the mother’s choice and breastfeeding. This reflection allowed for a perspective shift when reviewing breastfeeding initiation and discontinuation rates.

The RN delved into their learning by reviewing current literature and attending both a webinar and conference related to this topic. This new learning has been integrated into practice. The RN was able to identify a client’s need for additional intervention and support.

This is a great example because: the self-development plan has excellent flow and presentation, the learning goal is clearly self-directed and relevant to their practice. The impact on their practice is clearly stated and reflects how the new knowledge was integrated into practice.

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Continuity Theory and Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Residents in LTC

The RN wished to enhance their knowledge on the continuity theory and the impact of COVID 19 on the mental of residents in long term care. The RN reviewed journal articles and viewed the ARNM Talk Tuesday “Pandemic in Long Term Care: Growing Stronger in Unprecedented times”. The learning support the RN in being able to provide interventions using coping strategies and working collaboratively with other disciplines. It is evident that client care has been improved as a result of the RNs learning.

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The RN wished to  enhance their knowledge in recognizing the triggers in patients with dementia that can cause responsive behaviors.  The RN access various resources from the Alzheimer’s Association of Manitoba and videos by Teepa Snow.  The titles of the different learning activities were included as well as the completion dates.  The RN went on to further describe how they were able to integrate their learning into their practice environment by providing an excellent example of how the new techniques learned resulted in a positive patient outcome.

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CCP is a comprehensive program. For further learnings, please read the following: