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What are practice expectations?

RNs in Manitoba are expected to meet the nursing practice expectations. Whether you are an RN, RN(AP), or RN(NP), these are expected and achievable levels of registered nursing practice and are approved by the College’s council.

Areas covered in the practice expectations include professional practice, communication, ethics, client-centred practice, collaborative care, and more.

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How are they established?

The College has the legislated authority through the RHPA to establish practice expectations in order to protect the public. These expectations are approved by our council and describe how an RN is to practise, at a minimum. It’s your responsibility to understand these standards and be accountable to apply them to your own nursing practice, regardless of your role or setting.

Download the practice expectations specific to your practice:

Competencies for RNs in Manitoba

Entry-level competencies describe the competencies required for entry-level RNs to provide safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care in a variety of practice settings. They also serve as a guide for curriculum development and for public and employer awareness of the practice expectations of entry-level RNs.

The competencies are client-centred, futuristic and incorporate new developments in society, health care, nursing knowledge and nursing practice. They aim to ensure that entry-level RNs can function in today’s realities and are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to adapt to changes in health care and nursing.

Code of Ethics

The Canadian Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses is a statement of the ethical values of nurses and of nurses’ commitments to person with health-care needs and persons receiving care. It is intended for nurses in all contexts and domains of nursing practice and at all levels of decision-making. It is developed by nurses for nurses and can assist nurses in practising ethically and working through ethical challenges that arise in their practice with individuals, families, communities and public health systems. In September 2017, the College’s council adopted the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (2017), Part I for use by RNs in Manitoba.

Click here to read the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (2017 Edition)