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.

Proof of Identity

Proof of identity documents must be submitted directly to NNAS. You need to provide two forms of identification that contain your signature. At least one must include a photo. All identity documents must be notarized copies of original documents. NNAS will not accept original documents.

If your name has changed for any reason since your birth, you must provide a document of this change. For example, if your name changed due to marriage, a marriage certificate or a divorce certificate would be acceptable.  Proof of any and all name changes is required.

Verification of Registration

NNAS must receive your completed Nursing Registration Form and all registration/licensing related information and documents directly from the registration/licensing authority.

Proof of Graduation

NNAS must receive your completed Nursing Education Form and all of your nursing-related academic records/transcripts, and any other nursing program documents directly from school officials. Required documents include transcripts and course descriptions.

Employer Reference

NNAS must receive your completed nursing practice employment forms directly from your current and past employer(s).

English Language Test

Based on the information that you provide in your initial application form, CRPNM will determine if you require a language test to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.

For a list of acceptable language tests and the revised benchmarks, please click here.

UPDATE: Communicating effectively in English or French is a critical factor to provide safe nursing practice in Canada. The Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative (CNRC), of which the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba are members, reviewed the current language proficiency requirements for the regulated nursing professions.

The recommended cut scores result from the panelists’ dedicated work to ensure appropriate standards for English and French language proficiency. Based on the rigour of the research, the Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative (CNRC) unanimously approved the updated cutscores/benchmark levels for the currently accepted tests, Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic, and Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) Canada.

UPDATE:  CELBAN Online Computer-Based Exam and Virtual Interview

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba will accept the CELBAN computer based exam with virtual interview as an acceptable English language proficiency test for the purposes of demonstrating English language proficiency for internationally educated psychiatric nurses (IEPNs). Internationally educated psychiatric nursing applicants may demonstrate English language competence by completing one of the two approved English language proficiency tests and achieving the required passing scores upon application to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). The virtual version of CELBAN allows applicants to take the test remotely which means that CELBAN is now delivered both online and in testing centers across Canada.

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