What Is a Nurse?

What Is a Nurse?

In Manitoba, there are several categories of nurses with a similar philosophy, but different scopes of practice!

You can learn more on the Canadian Nurses Association website.

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Nurse Practitioners


NPs have at least a Master's degree and they can prescribe medications and order tests.

You can learn more on the Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba website.


Registered Psychiatric Nurses


RPNs focus on mental health and wellness. This is a four-year University degree.

You can learn more on the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba website.

Check out the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing program at Brandon University here.

Registered Nurses


RNs are the biggest group of nurses, and work in hospitals, community, and long-term care settings. They need a four-year University degree.

Here are some links for RNs we think you'll like:




Licensed Practical Nurses


LPNs take a two-year program, and work in hospitals, long-term care, and community settings.