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How to Become a NP

The NP profession is ranked as the best job in healthcare and as a fast growing profession year after year in Canada and the USA.

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In Manitoba, nurse practitioners (NP) work in across the province in settings such as:

  • Primary Care: access centres, corrections clinics, First Nations health clinics, provincial & federal government clinics, military clinics, mobile clinic, nursing stations, private practice, Quickcare, self-employed, teen clinics, travel clinic, virtual care
  • Long Term Care: home care, care homes, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), palliative care
  • Hospitals: acute care, emergency, maternity, neonatal intensive care, NP-Led Hospital, paediatrics, urgent care
  • Self-Employed Business: fertility, functional medicine, home health care, hormone therapy, medical aesthetics, occupational health exams, primary care
  • Specialty Areas: addictions, cancer care, cannabis, fertility, heart failure, HIV, perinatal mental health, psychiatry, RAAM clinics, transgender health
  • Other: education, governance, management, research, secondary schools

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Typically needed to become a nurse practitioner:

  • licensed as registered nurse in the province you are seeking education within
  • a master’s degree in nursing or completion of a nurse practitioner education program and several years of practice as a registered nurse
  • registration with a regulatory body as a register nurse and then as a nurse practitioners in all provinces and territories.

Graduate education information in Manitoba can be viewed at: