Practice Expectations

As a registered nurse in Manitoba, you are expected to meet the nursing practice expectations. These are expected and achievable levels of registered nursing practice and are approved by the College’s Board of Directors.

Standards of Practice

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

Competencies for Registered Nurses in Manitoba

Registered Nurses

Entry-level competencies serve the primary purpose of describing the competencies required for entry-level registered nurses 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.

Nurse Practitioners

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 June 2008, the College’s Board of Directors adopted the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (2008), Part I for use by RNs in Manitoba.