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.

Graduate Psychiatric Nurse registration

If you have completed all of the requirements of the B.Sc.PN program and have applied to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE), you are eligible to register as a Graduate Psychiatric Nurse.  As a Graduate Psychiatric Nurse, you will be able to practice with some restrictions during the time you are waiting to take the RPNCE or while you are waiting for your exam results.

Graduate Psychiatric Nurses have some restrictions on their practice. While on the Graduate register you:

  • May not be in charge and may not practice without supervision *This does not mean that you require direct or one-to-one supervision. However, this does mean that you cannot be the only nurse in the building or facility, and you must have an RPN or RN available for consultation. 
  • Must have an RPN or RN available to you for consultation if required
  • Are expected to practice within the CRPNM Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice, the Psychiatric Nursing Competencies and the Code of Ethics

Pursuant to The General Regulation, no person except a graduate psychiatric nurse shall use the title “graduate psychiatric nurse”, a variation or abbreviation of that title, or an equivalent in another language.

Graduate Psychiatric Nurses in Manitoba are advised to use GPsyN as the abbreviated title.

Interested in becoming a Graduate Psychiatric Nurse? Click image to read about the Graduate Psychiatric Nurse registration.

May 2024 Grads! Click here to read common questions (FAQs) about the Graduate register.

The fees table can be found here.

Information about the requirements for PLP and beneficiary status with the Canadian Nurse Protective Society (CNPS) can be found here.

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