NURLF-NA Nursing - Licensed Practical Nurse to BN Pathway

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

Your application will be cancelled without a refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee if you apply while still enrolled in the academic requirements or before completing the other admission requirements and cannot provide proof of completion within 30 days.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. LPN Post-Secondary Education
    • Submit proof of successful completion of a post-secondary LPN program
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 5 for more information.
    • If you are a graduate of the ACC or UCN LPN program, you will enter year 2 of the Nursing program
    • Graduates of other LPN programs - your credentials will be reviewed by the RRC Nursing Department to determine if you need to obtain further academic pre-requisites prior to entering the Nursing program
      and
  2. Nutrition Course
    • Submit proof of successful completion of one of the following Nutrition courses:
      • University of Manitoba: HNSC 1210 – Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyles
      • University of Winnipeg: KIN 2501/3 – Nutrition for Health and Wellness
      • Assiniboine Community College: HLTH-0236 - Nutrition
      • Brandon University: 71.153 – Nutrition and Health Promotion
      • Athabasca University: NUTR 330 – Introductory Nutrition
      • Athabasca University: NUTR 331 – Nutrition for Health
    • If you successfully completed the two-year ACC LPN Diploma program including the HLTH-0236 - Nutrition, you do not need to complete another nutrition course
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
      and
  3. Scholarly Writing Course
    • Successfully complete RRC's NRSG-1501 Scholarly Writing course with a minimum grade of 65% or C+ 
    • This online course is a 20-hour (1 credit) course
    • 30 days after your application is received, the College will internally verify if you have successfully completed this course. If you have not, your application will be cancelled.
    • A grade of 64% or less (grade C or less) is considered a failing grade.
    • As per Nursing program policies, applicants/students who fail a course are permitted to repeat that course once only. Applicants who repeat and fail this course a second time will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
    • As per Nursing program policies, applicants/students are allowed only one voluntary withdrawal per course.  Applicants who voluntarily withdraw more than once from this course will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
      and
  4. Pathophysiology 1 Course
    • Successfully complete RRC's ZOOL-1073 Pathophysiology 1 course with a minimum grade of 65% or C+
    • This online course is a 40-hour (3 credit) course
    • 30 days after your application is received, the College will internally verify if you have successfully completed this course. If you have not, your application will be cancelled.
    • A grade of 64% or less (grade C or less) is considered a failing grade
    • As per Nursing program policies, applicants/students who fail a course are permitted to repeat that course once only. Applicants who repeat and fail this course a second time will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
    • As per Nursing program policies, applicants/students are allowed only one voluntary withdrawal per course.  Applicants who voluntarily withdraw more than once from this course will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
      and
  5. Reading Skills or English Language Proficiency Assessment
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (DRP or ELA) is appropriate for your situation
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet required levels
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements.
        • Before applying, register for and successfully complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment. The minimum DRP score required for this program is 73.
        • After applying, submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
          or
      • If no, you are required to meet English Language Requirements.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for verification purposes and complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment.
        and
  6. Related Clinical Experience
  7. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  8. First Aid Course
    • Submit proof of current certification in the appropriate First Aid course.  To confirm which course you need to complete for this program click here
      and
  9. LPN License
    • You must have a current, active practicing license from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
    • You do not need to submit documentation to meet this admission requirement. We will verify your license through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba.
      and
  10. Rural LPN to BN Pathway - Memorandum Of Understanding Form

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • Prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit the following:
      • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
      • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)
      • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check (provincial)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on either the Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.
    • For more information, visit https://www.rrc.ca/supports/student-records/criminal-record-checks/
    • Link to the Winnipeg Police Services - Police Records
      and
  • Immunizations and Testing
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