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

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education 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.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION METHODS

Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person: Student Service Centre Click here for address and hours of service

E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

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
    • This course has pre-requisite courses. However, if you are currently working as an LPN in Manitoba or completed your LPN program at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) you will not be required to complete the pre-requisite courses.  All other LPNs will need to either complete the pre-requisite courses or contact RRC’s Nursing department to confirm if courses similar to the pre-requisites were completed in their LPN program.
    • 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. English Language Assessment or Degrees of Reading Power Assessment
    • ALL applicants must complete either an English Language Assessment or the Degrees of Reading Power Assessment
    • 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
    • Before applying, determine which assessment is appropriate for your situation by answering this question: 
      Have I successfully completed three years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an English language requirement (ELR) exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES:
        • Before applying, register for and successfully complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment. The minimum DRP level required for this program is 73.
        • After applying, submit your transcripts* for review
          or
      • If NO:
        • Before applying, successfully complete an approved English language assessment (ELA) at the required levels
        • After applying, submit your ELA results. Once we confirm you meet this program's English language requirements, we will request submission of your transcripts* for review.
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.
      and
    • Related Clinical Experience
    • Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • 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
    • 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
    • Rural LPN to BN Pathway - Memorandum Of Understanding Form

    Program Progression Requirements
    Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

    • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
      • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
        • Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS) 
        • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
        • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
      • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
      • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
      • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
      • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
      • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
      • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
        and
    • Immunizations and Testing
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