Guide for New RNs
Welcome to Registered Nursing in Manitoba!
It’s together with you that we protect the public. While the College sets the standards with input from RNs, it’s through your day-to-day work that you demonstrate the standards and in so doing deliver safe, competent and ethical registered nursing services.
What does the College do?
The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba is the regulatory body for all graduate nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and graduate nurse practitioners in Manitoba. The purpose of regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that RNs practice in a safe, competent and ethical manner. You can find more information about our role by reviewing our Guide for New RNs.
Documents, Presentations and Resources
Our website has a wealth of information for registered nurses. Some important documents you should be familiar with are listed below.
- Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (2008)
- Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses
- Professional Boundaries for Therapeutic Relationships
- The Registered Nurses Act and Regulations
- College Bylaws
Continuing Competence Program (CCP)
The CCP is a comprehensive program that helps you maintain and enhance your practice. By completing the annual requirements, you assure the public that you are committed to maintaining and improving your competence as a registered nurse. Click here to learn more about the CCP.
Value of Registration
Your registration with the College sends the public the message that you are a well-educated, qualified and trustworthy professional. Did you know your annual registration fee comes with several additional benefits including:
- professional practice support services
- free webinars and a variety of other learning opportunities
- Professional liability protection through the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS)
- Four issues of NurseLink and 12 issues of College eNews
There are a number of ways you can interact with the College and get more involved:
- Join a committee
- Run for a seat on the Board
- Volunteer your expertise – the College often invites RNs to help develop programs, review standards and participate in surveys and focus groups. Your expertise helps shape the profession.
These opportunities are advertised on our Career & Volunteer Opportunities page as well as NurseLink and the College eNews as they come up.
Toll-free: 1-800-665-2027 (Manitoba only)