Membership

FAQs

Operations during COVID-19

Currently, the Association office is closed and our team is working remotely. This is for the health and safety of our staff and to adhere to public health guidelines. Staff are fully accessible by phone and email. Contact information for staff can be found here.
Absolutely. Though working remotely, we are fully operational. Applications submitted by email are processed right away. We are checking our mail and in-office fax regularly and process applications received that way as soon as we see them.

Association membership

You can join the Association and access all of the benefits of membership at any time. To join for 2021, please use the membership application forms found on the Forms page.  

Yes. Association membership is annual. The Association's membership renewal is open. Please read below for more information on how to renew or join for the first time. 

Renewal is open. Visit the 2022 Renewal page for more information or click any Renew Now button on the website once you're signed in to go directly to the renewal application. 

If you're a new nurse in Manitoba, you'll need a Practising membership, which includes the professional liability protection from CNPS that you need to practise. Please visit the Membership Categories & Fees page for more information. 

To ensure you have the protection you need to practise, professional liability protection from CNPS at a bundled rate is automatically included if you are a Practising GN, RN or NP.

CNA membership is optional, and some member categories are available at a discounted rate when purchased through the Association. Learn more here

Changing your name is easy. Just provide us with proof of name change, such as a marriage certificate, and we'll update your profile right away. For RNs, GNs and NPs, It's important to do this with both us and the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba or confirmation of your professional liability protection will not be able to go through to the College. 

Professional liability protection (CNPS): GN, RN, and NP

Professional Liability protection at a discounted rate is part of Association Practising membership for GNs, RNs and NPs. All you need to do is complete our application and you will have the professional liability protection from CNPS that you need to practise. Our site will immediately tell the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba that you have obtained professional liability protection so that your registration renewal is not delayed. 

Professional liability protection is part of Association Practising membership for RNs, GNs and NPs. We recommend you get your Association membership before you start registration renewal with the College of Registered Nurses to make everything easy. 

You can click the "professional liability protection" button on your College member profile and then select the link for the Association. You'll immediately be taken to our site to either sign in to your Member Profile to renew or go to our new member application if you are not currently a member of the Association. 

Complete the application and you're good to go! Our website tells the College in real time that you've obtained professional liability protection so that your registration renewal is not delayed. 

All registered nurses on a practicing register are required by legislation to have professional liability protection through CNPS, which you can get as a member of the Association or directly from CNPS. However, when you obtain it as part of Association membership you get a discounted rate and additional members benefits

When you obtain professional liability protection through the Association, you receive all the additional benefits of being an Association member including membership in CNA; discounted member rates for Association and CNA workshops and conferences; professional development sessions and on-demand webinars; access to the Member Area for online resources and supports; our Perks for Nurses program; a voice advocating on behalf of regulated nurses in Manitoba at the local and national level; and much more. 

Professional liability protection is provided by CNPS in both cases and includes the same limits of protection and benefits whether you get it through the Association or directly from CNPS.

Our website will communicate in real time with the College's site to let them know you have professional liability protection as part of your Association membership, ensuring that your registration is not delayed. 

Fees & Payment

Fees for each year and member type can be found on the Membership Categories and Fees page

Paying your fee is easy. If you are completing your application online you can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit or Mastercard Debit. If you'd prefer to download our fillable PDF application you can submit payment by phone, mail or fax. We accept certified cheque, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or eTransfer. Please note that the Association does not accept cash. 

Yes! Starting October 1, 2021 the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan will be available to members for the 2023 fees. This plan sets up recurring payments on your credit card to prepay next year's fee. You can find all the details on our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Page

Yes, you do. Receipts are available on your Member Profile a week or so after your join or renewal.  

Requests for refunds of membership fees must be made in writing and in accordance with the Association Refund Policy. An administrative fee may be applied.

Refunds are offered for:

  1. Members who will not be practising in the upcoming year
  2. Those who have cancelled their registration process with the College
  3. Those whose applications have been denied by the College 

Application Process

If you're joining the Association for the first time for 2021, you can join by completing the appropriate PDF application found on our Forms page and submit it to our office. 

If you are renewing for 2022, Sign In and click any Renew Now button on our website to be taken to the renewal application. 

If you are a Practising or Non-Practising member, your username is your registration number. If you are a student, your username is your email address. 

Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit and Mastercard Debit are accepted for the online application. If you would like to use another form of payment you'll need to complete the fillable PDF application and submit it to out office with your preferred method of payment. Applications can be found on our Forms Page

Depending on how your email inbox is set up, the order confirmation email may have been directed to your junk mail folder. In your email search box, search for "ARNM" or "info@arnm.ca" and you may be able to locate it. If you're still unable to find it, send us an email at info@arnm.ca or call 204-992-1520 and we'll send you a copy of your order confirmation. Additionally, receipts are available on your Member Profile within a few days of your payment. 

We know internet access can be a challenge for nurses in northern and remote communities. Membership application will be available throughout the entire period of registration renewal, giving you lots of time to access our site. You may also complete your online membership application at a library, or at a friend, colleague or family member's home or a local internet cafe. 

Technical Issues

Some browsers work better with our system. To avoid any technical issues, please use one of the following recommended internet browsers:

Your username is your registration number (the same that you use with your colleague). If your password does not work you can click on the "forgot my password" link and you will receive an email to reset your password. If you are still experiencing issues or did not receive the email please email info@arnm.ca or call 204-992-1520. 

If you have been a member of the Association in previous years your username will already exist. To re-join the Association you will need to complete one of the fillable PDF application forms found on our Forms page. 

If you are joining for the first time, but started the application process before and are now returning to complete it, you may have already set up your account. Try going to Sign in at the top of our website and entering your username (registration/ID#) and the password you think you used. This will sign you into your account and take you to where you left off with the application process. If this doesn't work, please call 204-992-1520 or email info@arnm.ca with your name and registration/ID number. 

Currently, our office is closed due to COVID-19. You can complete the fillable PDF application found on our Forms page and choose one of two options:

  1. Email the application to info@arnm.ca and send your payment by eTransfer
  2. Mail the application to our office with a certified cheque or money order. We are checking the mail regularly and will process your application as soon as we've received it.

If you encounter an error message, please contact our office so we can resolve the issue. You can email info@arnm.ca or call 204-992-1520.

Attending Association Events Online

Currently all Association events are being offered online only. 

Zoom links and meeting ID numbers are distributed to all registrants the morning of the event.

Instructions:

  1. Click the link provided in the email the morning of the event. 
  2. Download 'zoomusLauncher.zip" application file when prompted. 
  3. Once the application is finished downloading, select "open", and the Zoom application will be installed. 
  4. You should then be automatically taken to the meeting associated with the link provided. Note: If the host has not yet started the meeting, you will get a message asking you to wait. This is a good time to test your video and audio settings. 
  5. You will know the host has begun the meeting when you are given the option to "Join by Computer". If at first you only hear audio, make sure the camera icon in the bottom left corner is turned on. 

A one-minute tutorial video is also available. 

If you run into any issues trying to continue to an event, please call our office at 204-992-1520. 

Security

We use a number of security measures to protect your information. More detailed information about protection of your information is provided in our Privacy Policy. 

Once you completed the online membership application and create your account you'll be able to access your member profile. Your member profile is password-protected. You can help maintain the security of your personal information by keeping your password private and always logging out after you're finished. This area of our site also encrypts all data for secure transmission across the internet. Encryption makes information unreadable as it travels over the internet. 

Payments online meet the processing card industry (PCI) standards. This means that data transmission is encrypted and storage of any banking information also meets PCI standards. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides a high level of security for internet communications and provides an encrypted communications session between your web browser and web server. When sensitive information is being sent over the Internet between your browser and a web server, SSL verifies that the information has not been altered in any way. All major browsers released in recent years support SSL.

The Association does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. this information is retained by Moneris, the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions that we haven't answered, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@arnm.ca or 204-992-1520.