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.
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
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: