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.

Changes to Provide More Flexibility for Former RPNs to Return to the Workforce

In collaboration with Manitoba Government, the CRPNM is introducing changes that will support a more flexible and accessible pathway for former registered psychiatric nurses who are wishing to return to the workforce.

Former Manitoba RPNs with 1400 hours practice in the past 5 years can proceed directly to the reinstatement application in their member portal.

Former Manitoba RPNs with at least 560 hours of practice in the past 2 years will also be able to immediately apply for reinstatement. The CRPNM has also expanded the opportunities for former RPNs with a shortfall in their past 5 years of practice hours to safely return to psychiatric nursing practice.

These changes are expected to be further formalized with changes to the CRPNM’s General Regulation later this spring.

Are you a Retired RPN?

Retired nurses who are interested in returning to the public health care system may be eligible for financial supports to support licensure reinstatement. This includes reinstatement application and registration fees, licensing and professional liability fees, required background checks, and clinical competence assessment/nurse re-entry program fees, if applicable.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Actively retired (i.e. collecting pension benefits); AND
  2. Currently unemployed; AND
  3. Returning to practice with a public employer 

Ready to Reconnect?

If you’re ready to come back to the Manitoba healthcare system once again and make a difference, retired nurses can connect with an Employment Navigator at nurseemploymentnavigator@sharedhealthmb.ca for more information about financial supports and to determine eligibility.

Learn more about the CRPNM’s changes and how to apply here.

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