PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS NURHP-PC Nurse Prescriber Reproductive Health/STBBI

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  • Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Entry Date: September intake 
  • Application Period: Program under Review

This program, also known as Authorized Nurse Prescriber Reproductive Health/STBBI, is designed to assist current practicing Registered Nurses and practicing Registered Psychiatric Nurses to obtain knowledge and competencies necessary to incorporate prescriptive authority safely, competently and ethically into their professional nursing practice as required by their regulating body.

The program encompasses one core prescribing course, the choice of one specialty stream and a clinical practicum. The program will be offered on a part-time basis through distance delivery. Students must complete all program requirements within two years. The streams currently available to specialize in are: Travel Health, Reproductive Health/STBBI and Diabetes Health.

Looking for a Different Program Stream?

View the Authorized Nurse Prescriber Travel Health

Admission Requirements

To apply, applicants must complete and submit an application and the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee. 

Applicants must also complete and/or demonstrate the following:

1. Letter of Support from CRNM or CRPNM

  • Submit a Letter of Support from College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) or College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) indicating specific courses required to obtain Authorized Prescriber (AP) notation. Applicants to the program requiring only the PRAC-2300 Consolidated Clinical Practice will need to have a Letter of Support from CRNM or CRPNM. 
  • Self-referenced applicants must have an active registration with CRNM or CRPNM. Applicants residing outside of Manitoba must have an active registration as an RN or RPN.

2. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form

Program Outline

The program requires completion of one core course, one specialty stream and a clinical practicum.

A minimum course grade of a B (70%) is a requirement for progression in the Nurse Prescriber program. Students must complete all program requirements within 2 years.

Program Content:

First Course of Study: Prescribing Course

  • NURS-1100 Essentials of Authorized Nurse Prescribing Practice - D

Specialty: Content Knowledge Course

  • NURS-2200 Reproductive Health/STBBI – D

Final Course:

  • PRAC-2300 Consolidated Clinical Practicum - C


C - Classroom Delivery/On site

D - Distance Delivery

The Authorized Nurse Prescriber Program recognizes the multiple pathways that is accepted by the CRNM and CRPNM. Applicants with courses and/or certificates in prescribing knowledge and/or content knowledge that RRC Polytech recognizes, please visit

RRC Polytech recognizes the following courses/certificates:
  • MB RN Prescribing from Athabasca University 
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certificate - under review

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check for additional contact information.
NURS-1100Essentials of RN Prescribing Practice
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Develop the foundational knowledge related to legal, ethical, professional and pharmacological principles and practices necessary for safe and effective RN prescribing practice. Principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be reviewed. You will integrate these principles into the processes necessary for making and implementing prescribing decisions for individuals representing special populations. The course concludes with a review of the mandatory elements required in the preparation, transmission and documentation of prescriptions, including client teaching, follow up care and inter-professional communication and collaboration. You will draw on and apply knowledge of content and professional practice in completing critical thinking/clinical judgment case studies.

NURS-2200Reproductive Health/STBBI
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Apply the foundational knowledge obtained in the prerequisite course Essentials of RN Prescribing Practice (NURS-1100), as it relates to prescribing practices specific to STBBI and reproductive health. You will build on knowledge related to the pathogenesis of disease, concepts of immunology, safe assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of specific conditions. You will also be able to provide preventative practice measures and ongoing monitoring of clients. Further exploration of governing laws, regulations, and guidelines specific to STBBI and reproductive health, including the provision of care and the management of Combined Hormonal Contraception (CHC) and Progestin-only Hormonal Contraception (POC) will be discussed. Foundational and introductory knowledge are applied to the components of the nursing process and medical reasoning. You will draw on and apply knowledge of content and professional practice in completing critical thinking/clinical judgment case studies and tests.

PRAC-2300Consolidated Clinical Practicum
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The Nurse Prescriber Consolidated Practicum is the capstone experience intended to facilitate your transition into practice as a prescriber in a supportive environment. During this time, you will learn how to synthesize knowledge and skills gained from previous course work and apply it to a specific client population. This course will provide you with an opportunity to apply the legal, ethical, pharmacological, and prescribing principles necessary for safe, collaborative and effective RN prescribing practice in an area of clinical specialty mentored and supervised by an authorized prescriber. During the practicum experience, you will apply the nursing process and the elements required in diagnostic decision making when writing and documenting prescriptions; including assessment, preparation, client education, monitoring, follow-up, inter-professional communication and collaboration. You will demonstrate critical thinking required for clinical decision making and diagnostic reasoning within a designated clinical setting.

Your authorized prescriber will serve as a preceptor, role model, teacher, and advisor as you become a competent, safe and confident nurse prescriber.


CO-OP/Practicum Information

The Consolidated Clinical Practicum will provide you the opportunity to apply, in the practice setting, the knowledge and skills learned in the theory courses. You are eligible for clinical practice after successfully completing all theory courses and all practicum requirements.

The clinical practicum is 160-hours of supervised clinical practice in the area of clinical specialty completed over one academic term. You will be working with a clinical preceptor who has prescribing privileges and be under the direction of an RRC Polytech clinical course leader/advisor.

All clinical placements are arranged by Red River College Polytech. Students may suggest preceptors who must be a prescriber; preceptors to clinical must be a prescriber, an Authorized Nurse Prescriber, a Nurse Practitioner, or a Physician. 

Registration deadline for the clinical practicum: three weeks prior to the start of the practicum.

You must submit the following documents a minimum of four weeks prior to the start of the practicum:

  1. Immunizations and Testing

  2. Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS), Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) and Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) checks conducted no more than six months prior to you attending the clinical practice. You must submit original documents. For more information, see Police Information Check

    If students have a criminal record, they may not be able to complete the program. If students are listed on the Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry, you will not be able to complete the program. 

  3. BLS Provider (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Level C with AED) - must be current within one year of attending the practicum.
  4. N95 Mask Fit required and set to the facility you will be placed at for your Consolidated Clinical Practice.
  5. Practicum Request Form to be submitted 2-months prior to the start of the course. 

If you have any questions or concerns about documents submission, please contact Ana Stipanovic @

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Graduation Requirements

You must successfully complete your part-time program within 24-months (2-years) from the start of the first course of the program unless otherwise stated in the program outline. You must obtain a minimum grade of 70% (B) in each course to be successful in this program. Upon successful completion of the required courses and clinical practicum, students will be eligible to graduate with a Nurse Prescriber Post Graduate Certificate.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.?

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

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