We acknowledge that Manitoba is on the original lands of the Dakota, Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dené, Inuit and Métis Nation. We acknowledge that the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba is located on Treaty One territory. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, and we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

The College engages in a range of public consultation activities prior to implementing or making changes to important aspects of registered psychiatric nursing regulation, including, but not limited to:

  • Bylaws,
  • Practice Expectations,
  • Regulations, and
  • Practice Directions

Consultation on Amendments to the CRPNM’s General Regulation

As per The Regulated Health Professions Act, the CRPNM Council is consulting with the members of the College on proposed amendments to subsection 3.11(1) Supervising Students of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba General Regulation (the “General Regulation”).

The proposed amendments reflect the various types of students that Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) supervise in the performance of the reserved acts. The proposed amendments would include students in the Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Program who are taking refresher or bridging education. The refresher program includes a clinical practicum where students work under the supervision of an RPN. This is a critical component of the program. The proposed amendment will reflect that RPNs are authorized to supervise the performance of a reserved act by these students, in addition to students in the undergraduate psychiatric nursing education program and those enrolled in an education program of another regulated health profession.

The regulation amendments allow for the supervision of a person who is ‘enrolled or plans to enroll’ in a ‘course of instruction’ to account for applicants who meet the eligibility criteria but cannot immediately enroll in a course because it is not being offered right away.

The proposed amendment would also allow internationally educated and psychiatric nursing (IEPN) applicants and refresher students to work in the Undergraduate Nurse Employee (UNE) role while they are completing their bridging or refresher program. The proposed amendments do not change any standards or the registration requirements for IEPN or re-entry applicants. The UNE is an unregulated role accountable to the employer. More information about the supervision of undergraduate nurse employees can be found here

The consultation draft of the amending regulation can be found here.

Comments will be accepted from December 5 to December 15, 2023, and should be submitted to the Council of the College at crpnm@crpnm.mb.ca.

The Council will review and consider all comments received.

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