Temporary Registration – Public Health Emergency

Practising- Temporary (Pandemic Service) Registration for Former Members

Former Manitoba Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) may apply for reinstatement to the Practising- Temporary (Pandemic Service) register if they continue to meet the practice hours requirement.

The CRPNM’s policy, which establishes a Practising – Temporary (Pandemic Service) register and sets out the registration requirements, can be viewed here.

The College is waiving the application, reinstatement, and registration fees for this process.  The Government of Manitoba is covering the cost of professional liability protection.

Registration on the Temporary (Pandemic Service) register is valid for a period of 4 months but may be renewed on application.

Former Manitoba RPNs who are currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction are asked to contact the CRPNM at crpnm@crpnm.mb.ca for instructions to apply to the Practising-Temporary (Pandemic Service) register.

To apply:

  1. Log into your Member Portal.

The CRPNM updated its database in 2019. Click here to Activate your account. If you haven’t already done so.

The member login instructions can be found here. If you require assistance, please contact us at 204-888-4841 extension 100.

      2. Review the practice hours you have reported in the past 5 years.

A minimum of 1400 hours of practice in the 5-year period immediately preceding five-year period is required for the Registered Psychiatric Nurse- Temporary (Pandemic Service) register.  A summary of the practice hours you have reported in the past 5 years can be found in your member portal.

Self-reported practice hours may be subject to verification from your previous employer(s).

Contact the Deputy Registrar at rshymko@crpnm.mb.ca if you are not sure if you meet the practice hour requirement.

     3. Complete the reinstatement application found in your member portal.

Chose Practising-Temporary (Pandemic Service) as the register you are applying to. 

Complete the declaration that acknowledges that your practice will be restricted to providing registered psychiatric nursing services during the public health emergency and as part of Manitoba’s pandemic response. This may, or may not, include providing direct care to those with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

After you have submitted your application:

    4. Submit one piece of photo identification.

You can find more information about the requirements for scanned or photographed documents and how to submit them here.

    5. Download, complete and submit the Background Checks Declaration found here.

To expedite this registration during the pandemic, eligible applicants must sign a Background Checks Declaration in lieu of providing the criminal records and adult and child abuse registry checks (collectively the “Background Checks”) on application. Eligible applicants must fulfill any original requirements as specified and within the time frame established by the Registrar.

Employment Opportunities

Once your registration has been approved, please refer the Shared Health website for COVID-19 opportunities https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/jobs/ 

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