Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)


Salary Range
$76,000 – $88,000

Recommended High School Courses
Senior 4
Chemistry 40S
Physics 40S
Math 40S
English 40S or French 40S
Biology 40S is required

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba

RPN’s provide direct services to persons whose primary health needs are
related to their emotion or mental well-being. Psychiatric nurses deliver mental health education programs to a variety of patients and are employed in a variety of settings including: general hospitals, mental health centres, community clinics, personal care homes, crisis centres, community agencies, psycho-social rehabilitation programs, community agencies and companies, or they may be self-employed.

RPN’s perform some of the following duties:

  • Assess patients to identify appropriate psychiatric nursing interventions
  • Administer medicines and treatments as prescribed by a physician or according to established policies and protocols
  • Monitor, assess, address, document and report symptoms and changes in clients condition
  • Operate or monitor basic medical equipment and assist in basic medical procedures
  • Develop and implement discharge planning process


Basic Nursing Education Program:

Brandon University Bachelor of Nursing Program
Universite de Saint-Boniface Baccalaureate Program
Red River College Bachelor of Nursing Program
University of Manitoba Four Year Baccalaureate Nursing Program

  • Fort Garry Campus
  • University College of the North

For more information on these programs or schools please visit:

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