FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS NURLF-NA Nursing - Licensed Practical Nurse to BN Pathway


  • LPN’s will attend for approximately 22 months of the 32-month Nursing degree program (equivalent of four academic years) including a senior practicum of 450 hours
  • Each year of study is 10 months long and includes theory and clinical practice concurrently; a senior practicum follows the final 10-month year
  • August, November, and March entry dates
  • Offered in three locations:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg, MB
      • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
      • Three annual start dates in fall, winter, and spring, however only the fall intake will be advertised for application and all applicants will apply to the fall intake.
      • The College will determine which start date will be offered to successful applicants. 
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie, MB and Winkler Campus, Winkler, MB
      • One start date every three years.
      • Next start date will be 2025.
      • Application deadline is April 15, 2025
      • Seats are open to residents of Manitoba’s Southern Health Region only. Applications and supporting documentation received for these locations indicating a home address outside of the Southern Health Region will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
      • Students will be required to attend in Winnipeg approximately 2 to 3 days per term.
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the BN program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the Nursing program. See Admission Requirements for more info. 

This pathway is for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) wishing to apply to the Nursing program. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse. You must be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to apply to this pathway. 

If you successfully meet the Nursing - LPN to BN pathway admission requirements, you will be placed on a waitlist. Available spaces for LPNs in the Nursing program varies from term to term. Once a space becomes available, you will be admitted into the Nursing program and may receive credit for up to one year of the program.

Prior to starting the Nursing program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session.

Nursing program courses use a variety of learning methodologies including blended learning. For program content, course descriptions, etc. please see the Nursing program.

Following successful completion of the Nursing program, you will receive a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree from Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) and will be eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse).  If you successfully complete this national exam, you will be eligible to apply to become a member of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and legally use the designation Registered Nurse (RN).

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