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Nursing

Care for your community and become a vital part of our health-care experience.

Develop practical skills, build technical knowledge and explore various health-care settings and specialized courses in preparation for a successful nursing career.

A degree in Nursing prepares you for a career in multiple clinical settings and areas of the health-care system. You will participate in classroom lectures, build experiential skills in simulated labs and practice your new skills in a variety of clinical settings.

Through this program, you will earn a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree from RRC Polytech and become eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam). After completing the national exam and successfully becoming a member of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) you will be able to legally use the designation registered nurse (RN).

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Degree
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall, Winter and Spring
  • Locations
    Notre Dame Campus, Portage Campus and Winkler Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Competitive admission
  • Application Deadline
    April 15
  • Program Length
    32 months
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the practical skills and in-depth knowledge needed to provide effective health care to individuals, families and communities. Your education will include theory-based classroom learning and practical learning in labs and health care facilities.

TERM 1

Explore foundational concepts in professional nursing, including health assessment, different nursing techniques and communication skills.

TERM 2

Further your knowledge through historical and theoretical classes and begin studying human development. Complete a foundational clinical practice course.

TERM 3

Study more advanced topics, including nutrition and pharmacology. Complete an additional clinical practice course and build on your foundational skills.

TERM 4

Explore community health, diagnostics and health assessment. Practice what you’ve learned through a clinical practice focused on older adults and long-term care.

TERM 5

Build on your training in pathophysiology, microbiology and chronic illness. Gain crucial experience in medicine through a clinical practice course.

TERM 6

Explore acute conditions and family nursing topics. Develop your knowledge of surgery through a clinical practice course.

TERM 7

Study family health and Indigenous wellness and develop leadership skills through a clinical practice course focused on pediatrics and maternity.

TERM 8

Advance your knowledge of mental health and epidemiology and pursue specialized electives. Complete a clinical practice course focused on mental health.

TERM 9

Study palliative care, community health and professional policies and complete a clinical practice course focused on palliative care.

TERM 10

Concentrate and practise your knowledge, under the guidance of a preceptor, in a focused practicum experience.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Medicine programs
  • Surgery programs
  • Emergency programs
  • Intensive care programs
  • Pediatrics programs
  • Maternity programs
  • Mental health programs
  • Tertiary hospitals
  • Community hospitals
  • Rehabilitation hospitals
  • Gerontology and long-term care
  • Palliative care
  • Public health
  • Community health
  • Urban areas
  • Rural areas

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Explore a diverse range of career pathways and workplaces through various electives and clinical practice courses.
Our industry-leading instructors are experts in their fields and eager to share their knowledge with you.
Take advantage of small class sizes to collaborate with peers and expert instructors to solve real industry challenges.
Gain experience with the same state-of-the-art equipment and tools you’ll find in the workplace.
Build your confidence and learn industry best practices under the guidance of passionate instructors in our campus’s simulated health care facilities.
Put your training into practice and get crucial experience working in various hospitals and health care settings through clinical practice courses.
Join RRC Polytech’s largest community and meet thousands of students engaged in hundreds of fields and industries at the Notre Dame Campus.
Develop professional communication and collaboration skills in a safe and inclusive environment.

Graduate Success

Nursing grads are highly skilled, adaptable and ready to lead from day one. They find success in a variety of health care settings and are a valuable part of any team.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

There is a high demand for nurses in Manitoba, and nursing graduates often obtain a job in their area of choice. Once employed, our grads have numerous opportunities to acquire specialized skills, enhance their career mobility and pursue new positions.

$75K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Our students graduate feeling confident, career-ready and prepared to lead because of our program’s commitment to experiential learning, practical work experience and student-focused networking.

95% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our Nursing program instructors are industry leaders with experience in various health care settings. They regularly update their skills and maintain strong links with health-care organizations and industry partners to ensure your education is practical and aligned with industry needs.

“I’m so proud of RRC Polytech. I’m the first person in my family to get a degree — all because the good folks at RRC Polytech were there with the right programs and incredible instructors.”

Jaime Manness – Clinical Resource Nurse
Health Sciences Centre

“My education at RRC Polytech has given me a solid grounding to excel in completely different specialties, from the emergency department to primary care and now mental health triage and counselling.”

Rachel Wentzell – Nurse
Queen’s University

“I graduated in 2015, […] and this year (2022) I took my first leadership role as a facility patient care manager, and I feel that I owe my success to the amazing program at RRC Polytech.”

Valerie Crisostomo – Facility Patient Care Manager
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

“RRC Polytech gave me the theory and skills I needed to enter my profession as a generalist. I was able to specialize and still have confidence in my fundamentals.”

Leah Cooper – Registered Nurse, Adult Medicine
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – St. Boniface Hospital

“The emergency department is a specialized environment that very few grads experience right out of college. RRC Polytech prepared me to excel in that setting with an excellent nursing education.”

Ryan Rempel – Registered Nurse
Boundary Trails Health Centre

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Nursing student, you are a caring person who speaks and acts assertively on behalf of others. You communicate professionally, make decisions skillfully and work independently, responsibly and with integrity. As a professional nurse, you will learn to view health holistically and play a vital role in our modern health-care system.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Critical thinker
  • Empathetic
  • Patience
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Lifelong learning
  • Listening

INTERESTS

  • Health care
  • Medicine
  • Patient care
  • Mental health
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

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