NURBF-DG Nursing

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 listed in 1 and 2 and cannot submit proof of successful completion within 30 days of applying
  • Before completing admission requirements 3, 4 and 5 and therefore cannot submit proof of completion within 30 days of applying

The College will determine which Academic Requirements Category you fall under.  If you have completed 24 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education your application will be processed under the Post-Secondary Category only. The College requires submission of transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institutes you have attended. Non-submission of transcripts will result in cancellation of your application.

An Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) will be calculated for each applicant based on high school and/or post-secondary grades. Your AGPA will be calculated using the grade indicated on your transcript(s) and a 4.5 GPA scale.  Courses graded ‘pass’ are excluded from the AGPA calculation. AGPAs for High School Category applicants will be weighted 60% Human Anatomy and Physiology course(s) grades and 40% high school English and math courses grades.  AGPAs for Post-Secondary Category applicants will include failed, repeated, forfeited, and excluded courses. 

Offers of admittance will be made based on AGPA in descending order until all available seats in each category (High School and Post-Secondary) are filled. Therefore, not all applicants who meet admission requirements will be offered a seat. Applicants who meet admission requirements but do not receive an offer of admittance may reapply for a future academic year by submitting a new application and application fee.

The number of seats allocated to each of the High School and Post-Secondary Categories will vary from year to year, and will be based proportionally on the number of applications received for each category. For example, if the College receives 1,000 applications in a particular year and 200 are for High School Category applicants and 800 are for Post-Secondary Category applicants,  the number of available seats will be offered proportionally at 20% High School Category and 80% Post-Secondary Category.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Academic Requirements
    The College requires verification of your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institutes you have attended. The College will determine which of the following two categories you fall under:
    • High School Category
      • Submit proof of successful completion (graduation) of Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following courses:
        - Grade 12 English 40S
        - Grade 12 Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S
      • University English (ENGL) and Math (MATH) 1000 level courses that are a minimum of 3 credit hours may also be accepted. Note: if you have completed 24 or more credits of degree level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education your application will be processed under the Post-Secondary Education category.
      • A minimum grade of 70% or 'B' is required in each of English and Math
      • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
        or
    • Post-Secondary Category
      If you have completed 24 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education at the time of application you will be processed under this category only.
      • Submit proof of having successfully completed 24 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education. 
      • 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.
      • A minimum AGPA of 2.5 is required regardless of the Faculty/School of completion. However, an AGPA higher than 2.5 is recommended as admission is competitive.
      • Your AGPA will be calculated using the transcript(s) received within 30 days of applying. Submission of future updated transcripts will not be considered. 
      • AGPAs will be calculated to three decimal places and rounded to two decimal places.
      • AGPAs will include failed, repeated, forfeited, and excluded courses.  Courses graded ‘pass’ are excluded from the AGPA calculation.
      • Post-secondary, dual credit, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses as posted by the post-secondary institution deemed to be equivalent to degree-level (1000 level or higher) will be included in your AGPA calculation.
      • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
        and
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 6-credits of acceptable Human Anatomy and Physiology courses as listed below
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required in each course
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of the Nursing program start date being applied to. For the 2019/2020 academic year, all credits must have been completed on or after September 1, 2014. 
    • These acceptable courses must be completed as indicated:
      • 3-credit courses - both 3-credit courses must be completed at the same institution:
        - Red River College: ZOOL-1071 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits) and ZOOL-1072 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
        or
        - Red River College: HEAL-1006 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (3 credits) and HEAL 2070 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (3 credits)
        or
        - Assiniboine Community College: SCIE-0005 Anatomy and Physiology 1 and SCIE-0006 Anatomy and Physiology 2
        or
        - Brandon University: 15.171 Human Anatomy/Physiology 1 (3 credits) and 15.172 Human Anatomy/Physiology 2 (3 credits)
        or
      • Separate Anatomy and Physiology courses - may be completed at the same or different institutions:  
        You must have completed one Anatomy course:
        - University of Manitoba: BIOL-1410 Anatomy of the Human Body (3 credits) (formerly ZOOL 1320)
        or
        - Canadian Mennonite University: BIOL 1360 Anatomy of the Human Body (3 credits)
        or
        - Universite de Saint Boniface: BIOL-1415 Anatomie du corps Humain L (3 credits)
        and
        You must have completed one Physiology course:
        -
        University of Manitoba BIOL 1412 Physiology of the Human Body (3 credits) (formerly ZOOL 1330)
        or
        - Canadian Mennonite University: BIOL 1370 Physiology of the Human Body (3 credits)
        or
        - Universite de Saint Boniface: BIOL 1417 Physiologie du Corps Humain L (3 credits)
        or
      • 6-credit Anatomy and Physiology courses - completion of only one course is required:
        -
        University of Winnipeg: BIOL-1112 (6 credits)
        or
        - Brandon University: 15.132 Human Anatomy and Physiology (6 credits)
    • 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 3 for more information.
      and
  3. Reading Skills or English Language Assessment
    • 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 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.
        • Before applying, successfully complete an approved English language assessment at the required levels (see below for more information).
        • After applying, submit your assessment results.
          or
      • 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.
    • We strongly advise you complete your assessment before applying to ensure you meet requirements.
    • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
    • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  5. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) with CPR Level C and AED
    • Submit evidence of current and valid certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) with CPR Level C and AED

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 www.rrc.mb.ca/files/File/admissions/CriminalRecordCheckNursing.pdf
    • Link to the Winnipeg Police Services - Police Records
      and
  • Immunizations and Testing


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