A Career as a Nurse Can Take You Anywhere


Salary Range
$60,157 – $123,469

Recommended High School Courses
High School Diploma or equivalent
English 40S or French 40S
Math 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus)
Biology 40S
Chemistry 40S
Physics 40S

Not all courses are required for all
programs — please inquire with
individual programs for more

Nurses work with other members of the health care team to care for people, groups, and communities in many different settings.

Depending on where they work, nurses do different things – they encourage healthy living, help people avoid injury and illness, and care for those who are sick.

There are three types of nurses in Manitoba – registered nurses (which also includes nurse practitioners), registered psychiatric nurses, and licensed practical nurses.

Registered nurses (RNs) complete a four-year program and earn a Bachelor of Nursing. Their education prepares them to provide care in a variety of practice areas.

Registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) complete a four-year program and earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing. Their education is more focused on mental health, addictions, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Both RNs and RPNs are eligible to complete a Master of Nursing degree in one of four different areas of focus – Research, Education, Clinical, or Nurse Practitioner. Nurse practitioners are able to autonomously diagnose and treat illnesses, order tests, prescribe medications, and perform certain procedures.

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) complete a two-year program and earn a Diploma in Practical Nursing. Licensed practical nurses have a narrower scope of practice than RNs and RPNs but work autonomously to provide patient care in a number of settings.

Role Requirements

  • Nurses are exposed to high-pressure, fast-paced and mentally demanding situations
  • Nurses spend a lot of time on their feet
  • Nurses work in different environments, including hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, and community health centres
  • Nurses work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays

Skills and Abilities

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Empathetic and Compassionate

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Active Listener

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Team Player

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Problem Solver

Educational Programs

Assiniboine Community College

Brandon University

Red River College Polytechnic

University College of the North

Université de Saint-Boniface

University of Manitoba

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