Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course
Diverse Patients, Personalized Care! Expand your horizons with the Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course (MNNC).
Discover a rewarding career that will allow you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of your patients, while offering you both flexibility and work-life balance.
Renal Health Nurses work in a variety of communities throughout Manitoba, offering personalized care to a diverse group of patients.
The Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course offers paid, comprehensive training that will prepare you with the skills necessary to support hemodialysis treatments.
MNNC graduates have a guaranteed position and will be supported by an inter-disciplinary team as they support essential patient care. Enjoy flexibility in your schedule with day and evening shifts available and no nights required.
Choose from 8-hour and 12-hour rotations.
How it works
- Guaranteed Job as a Renal Health Nurse with successful completion of the MNNC: Apply directly to your preferred unit (at the hospital of your choice).
- Comprehensive Training: With six weeks of classroom or online learning followed by 120 hours working alongside a preceptor, you will be equipped with the skills you need to work in this specialized environment.
- Mentored Learning: Join a multi-disciplinary team that will support you each step of the way.
- Paid Training: You will be paid a full-time salary throughout your comprehensive training.
Salary commensurate with the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) N2 salary scale.
- Accessible Education: The program blends online and classroom learning following by hands-on experience through a specialized preceptorship in the unit where you will work upon graduation. Rural and northern applicants will be given the option to travel to Winnipeg for in-person classroom learning.
“It was great to be able to practice my skills on the dialysis unit
where I would be working and to begin to build good relationships with our
patients and their families, who we see regularly.”
Manitoba Renal Program partners with health authorities, communities and governments in the operation of three Winnipeg centres, one Brandon centre and 16 rural dialysis units throughout Manitoba.
- To sign up for the MNNC, you apply directly to the Renal Unit where you wish to work. At HSC Winnipeg, you will apply to a renal trainee position, at all other sites you will apply to a Nurse position (a minimum of one year of acute clinical care experience within the last three years is preferred).
- Once hired, you must successfully complete the Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course Pre-Training Exam. This course will provide you with information about the renal program, support your baseline knowledge of chronic kidney disease, its causes and complications. A passing grade of 70 per cent is well within reach and valid for a one-year period.
- If you already have Nephrology Training, or have worked in a renal unit in the last five years, apply for a Nurse position.
Manitoba Renal Program
HSC Renal Program
Odete William, Manager of Patient Care
Sandra Lang Donal, Manager of Patient Care