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.

If you are a student who is in the final term of the psychiatric nursing education program and who has started, or is about to start, the final practicum of the program, you must establish eligibility for registration with the CRPNM prior to applying to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Registration Examination (RPNCE).

The requirements for initial registration in the Graduate Psychiatric Nurse membership class are identified in subsection 2.11(1) of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba General Regulation.

Establishing eligibility for registration involves:

  • completing an online application form
  • providing proof of identity (birth certificate and picture identification)
  • providing documentation for any and all name changes
  • providing a criminal records check, that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search, and a child and adult abuse registry check (collectively the “Background Checks”) that are current within 6 months.
  • submitting an initial application fee of $105.00
  • confirmation of program completion from Brandon University (form found below)

Application Contents

Subsection 2.6(1) of the College’s General Regulation identifies the documents and the information the College needs to assess your application.

Click on the Applicant Portal link to start your application. Some of the information we require will be captured on the application form. The collection or confirmation of other information, such as the information about your psychiatric nursing education program completion, is collected through the Confirmation of Program Completion form found below.

Once you have submitted the application, an acknowledging e-mail will be sent to you. A list of all the documents we require will also be provided. The CRPNM will assess your eligibility for registration once we have received all of the required documents.

Application Resources

Use the links below for helpful information about the criminal record check, child & adult abuse registry checks, (collectively the “Background Checks*”), and the CRPNM registration fees. 

*Processing times for the background checks vary.  We recommend applying for checks early to avoid missing the submission deadlines and/or delaying the application process.

Download the confirmation of program completion form. Please read the directions carefully. 

Confirmation of Program Completion – fill out Section A and forward to Brandon University (BU). This will authorize BU to provide confirmation to the CRPNM directly)

Submitting Your Documents Electronically

If you have documents that you need to submit to the CRPNM (such as Criminal Records and Child and Adult Abuse Registry checks and identification documents) you can now submit them electronically to the CRPNM Administrative Assistant, Sherry Leynes, at sleynes@crpnm.mb.ca.

Scanned copies or photographs of these documents will be accepted if:

  • The scan or picture is in color;
  • The scan/photocopy/photo is clearly legible; and,
  • Both sides of the document have been scanned/photographed, even if the back page is blank;

The CRPNM reserves the right to request the originals if we are unable to authenticate the scanned documents.

You are also welcome to drop off your documents at 1854 Portage Ave in Winnipeg or mail them to us. Please find our complete mailing address here.

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba

1854 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3J 0G9

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