February 2011 - This document supercedes all previous postings on this subject. The information provided is in reference to the Faculty of Nursing's policy on Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Listing. For more information on this policy, please refer to the Faculty of Nursing section of the University of Manitoba Academic Calendar & Catalog.
All successful applicants are admitted provisionally to the program pending compliance with the Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse Registry policies. Failure to meet requirements will result in admission being revoked. The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and clinical agencies where nursing students are placed for clinical practice require that all students and graduates of an approved nursing education program who wish to practice nursing in this province disclose information about any conviction for an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada), or the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) in order to be considered for eligibility for registration with the College. Accordingly, all applicants to the Faculty of Nursing must provide a Self-declaration of a criminal record and child abuse registry listing, an official Criminal Record Search, and an official Child Abuse Registry check.
Please note that the review process by the Faculty of Nursing is independent of the review process conducted by the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.
A form for Self-declaration of a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Listing will be included with the provisional certificate of acceptance. The completed Self-Declaration form must be returned within 15 days of receipt of the letter indicating conditional admission, and the official Criminal Record Search Certificate and Child Abuse Registry check must be submitted prior to registration by August 1.
Submit all documents to:
University of Manitoba - Faculty of Nursing
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
c/o Room 262 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
All applicants are required to submit a self-declaration, indicating whether or not they have an adult criminal record or are listed on the Child Abuse Registry. The form must be returned within 15 days of the date on the Certificate of Acceptance.
Failure to disclose any adult criminal record or listing on the Child Abuse Registry will invalidate an applicant’s application and shall result in automatic expulsion from the Faculty of Nursing if the applicant has been admitted.
2. Criminal Record Search
Following provisional acceptance to the Faculty of Nursing, and prior to August 1, students are required to submit an official adult Criminal Record Search statement (including a vulnerable sector search). Apply for this document between March 1 and 15 as the process takes a few weeks and official documents are required prior to August 1. Note: A juvenile record does not constitute an adult criminal record.
A criminal conviction will not necessarily result in denial of admission to the Faculty of Nursing. Applications from persons with criminal records will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Nursing Admissions Committee for the implications of the conviction in view of the professional mandate to protect the public. Persons with a criminal record will be required to submit an original criminal record transcript.
An official adult Criminal Record Search can be obtained from the following:
Winnipeg Applicants can obtain an application at:
Main Floor, Public Safety Building
151 Princess Street
Phone (204) 986-6073, or www.winnipeg.ca/police/RC/info_request.stm#crim_record_search
Out-of-Winnipeg/province applicants can apply through their home jurisdictions.
3. Child Abuse Registry Check
Any applicant on the Child Abuse Registry will be denied admission.
An official Application for a Child Abuse Registry Check can be obtained from:
The Child Abuse Registry
201-114 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4V5.
Phone (204) 945-6967 or www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/child_abuse_registry
Allow up to 6 weeks for processing. In-presion application is recommended.
Note: After admission, at any time prior to completing the program, students who become listed on the Child Abuse Registry are required to report this information to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs. Listing on the Child Abuse Registry will result in dismissal from the program.
After admission, at any time prior to completing the program, students charged with a criminal offence or convicted of a criminal offence are required to report this information to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.
Some clinical practice sites require that students complete a current or additional Criminal Record search and/or a Child Abuse Registry check prior to the first clinical practice day.