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.”

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Manitoba Renal Program partners with health authorities, communities and governments in the operation of three Winnipeg centres, one Brandon centre and 17 rural dialysis units throughout Manitoba.

How to Apply

  • To sign up for the MNNC, you apply directly to the renal unit where you wish to work. Note: 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. The self-learning package can be used to prepare for the pre-training exam. This provides information about the renal program and supports your baseline knowledge of chronic kidney disease, its causes and complications. A minimum grade of 70% is required and successful completion of the exam is considered 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.

Course Dates

Last date to write SLP exam and admission cutoffStart Date (6-week clinical/theory)Statutory HolidaysApprox. End Date (incl. preceptorship)
March 22, 2024April 8, 2024May 20, 2024June 7, 2024
May 17, 2024June 3, 2024July 1, 2024August 7, 2024
August 16, 2024September 3, 2024September 30 & October 14, 2024November 6, 2024
October 4, 2024October 21, 2024November 11, 2024December 21, 2024
December 17, 2024January 6, 2025February 17, 2025March 10, 2025
February 7, 2025February 24, 2025April 18 & 21, 2025April 29, 2025


Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course
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Manitoba Renal Program
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