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The College

About our work

The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba is Manitoba’s registered nursing regulator and is responsible for overseeing the practice of registered nursing in our province.

That means we ensure that all registered nurses and nurse practitioners are qualified to provide safe, ethical care ─ in the same way that driver licensing helps ensure that anyone who has a driver’s license can operate a vehicle safely on our roads.

We have been guiding the registered nursing profession since 1913, and throughout that time we’ve been committed to one central goal: protection and service of the public interest through quality registered nursing regulation.

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Our role in Manitoba’s health system

Registration of RNs

Approve Nursing Education Programs

Set expectations and standards for RNs

Support Continued Competence

Manage complaints about RN practice

Collaborate with partners in the health system

Our regulatory vision and mandate


Our vision is to provide leadership and innovation in registered nursing regulation.


To protect and serve the public interest through quality registered nursing regulation.


Leadership – We will have the courage and confidence to shape a better future for health regulation.

Integrity – We will be honest, trustworthy, approachable and fair.

Accountability – We follow through on our commitments and own our actions.

Collaboration – We achieve more when we use our strengths to work together.

Excellence – We are committed to quality and continuous improvement.

Land Acknowledgement

The College is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Committing to a journey of learning and reconciliation

The College is committed to working together with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders and community members to advance reconciliation, cultural safety and humility in registered nursing regulation and practice. While we are early in this journey, we dedicate ourselves to engaging respectfully and in a spirit of partnership.

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Learn more about the College

Explore some important parts of our governance and day-to-day work

Policies and Legislation

On May 31, 2018, the College became governed under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). In accordance with the RHPA, regulations, and our Bylaws, the College sets policies that guide our operations and governance processes.

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Council sets the vision and strategic direction for the College and governs in the interest of the public. Our council is composed of 6 RN members and 5 public representatives,

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Public Benefit Policy

Our Public Benefit Policy is our strategic plan for 2019-2023. In it, the College identifies our three strategic outcomes that will shape our commitment to ensuring quality registered nursing regulation in the public interest.

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