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University College of the North partnership

For over two decades, the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba (UM) and the University College of the North have joined forces to bring you the UM Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program in The Pas and Thompson.

In 1996, as diploma nursing programs were closing, the ministers of health and education introduced a new approach to nursing education through the Manitoba Nursing Education Strategy. The aim was to streamline nursing education in the province, transitioning to a BN degree as the entry point for registered nurses. This paved the way for a partnership between UM and Keewatin Community College, resulting in the launch of UM’s BN Program in The Pas and Thompson, with the first courses starting in the fall of 1998. Witness the evolution as Keewatin Community College becomes the University College of the North in July 2004.

Our integrated approach ensures a consistent curriculum across all three sites. Every September, we welcome 20 new students into the program in The Pas and Thompson. Graduates emerge equipped to provide exceptional care, making a positive impact in their local communities and beyond.

Ten Thousand Coffees UM Café

UM Café is an online networking and mentoring platform powered by Ten Thousand Coffees. UM Café introduces students, alumni and industry partners to one another. They can then share a virtual cup of coffee and exchange knowledge and advice. Learn more by reading our story in UM Today.

Visit the UM Café site

Share your story

Alumni from the College of Nursing go on to make a difference in a wide variety of settings and careers. Tell us where your degree has taken you! Send an email to and you may be featured in the college's e-newsletter or in one of our magazines!

Alumni events

Sure, you may have stayed in touch with your classmates or reconnected on social media - but nothing beats a face-to-face catch up to share stories, favorite memories, and life events. Our annual alumni events are a great way to create new memories, meet with new people and enjoy some laughs.

  • Homecoming

    As a graduate of the University of Manitoba, you’re invited to take part in Homecoming activities held each fall at both Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. It’s a time to reconnect with your classmates at a milestone reunion and to see what’s new with your alma matter. It also gives us the chance to show you that you're still very much part of our ever-growing community.

  • Nursing alumni posing at the 75 year homecoming reception.
  • A group of nine Nursing Alumna gather together for a group photo at a class reunion.
  • Reunions

    Reunions are the perfect way to enjoy a stroll down memory lane and learn what your classmates have been up to since graduation. Not sure where to start? We can help! To learn more about planning a milestone reunion (such as a 10, 25, 40 or 50 year get-together) or for help getting started, contact our alumni events officer:

Interested in getting involved?

As a reunion leader, you can play an important role in bringing your class together for a memorable reunion. You’ll be the liaison between your classmates and the alumni events officer and help shape every aspect of your special event. Contact Darcy Routledge, alumni events officer, to get started.

Request for licensing documents

How to request licencing documents

Steps to request a licensing document

  1. Choose your document

    • Select from the available licensing document options.
  2. Make a payment

    • Provide the applicable payment for the document.
  3. Send proof of payment

Form Use Fee URL
Undergraduate program licensing documents/forms Within Canada $70 Link
Graduate program licensing documents/forms Within Canada $70 Link
Undergraduate program licensing documents/forms Outside Canada $120 Link
Graduate program licensing documents/forms Outside Canada $120 Link
Each additional copy Within 12 months $25 Link

What happens next

  • Queue placement

    • Your request will be placed in a queue, and you will receive an automatic email confirmation.

The processing timeline for these requests is 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Special instructions for transcripts

    • If you are requesting an official transcript, indicate on the form to the Registrar’s Office that your first and last name should be labelled on the sealed envelope.
    • Request that the sealed envelope be mailed to:
      • Helen Glass Centre, College of Nursing

After submission

  • Mailing to licensing body

    • Once your form is complete, the College of Nursing will mail it to the relevant licensing body on your behalf.
    • You will receive a tracking number via email.
  • Tracking your shipment

    • It is your responsibility to track the shipment using the provided tracking number.
    • Note: International delivery may take more than 10 days.


Donors have a significant impact on our ability to provide outstanding educational programs, support our students and produce leading-edge research that will benefit us all.

75th Anniversary Legacy Awards

As part of the College of Nursing's 75th anniversary celebrations, we established Legacy Awards Fund to give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to engage in nursing education or advance their nursing education to better serve patients and their families.

75th anniversary necklace in support of Legacy Awards Fund

Acclaimed Winnipeg-based jewellery designer Hilary Druxman has designed a special edition, 75th anniversary necklace. Proceeds support the Legacy Awards Fund in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the College of Nursing.

Titled Gratitude and Compassion, this stunning necklace represents the spirit of gratitude and compassion found in the heart of every nurse. Compassion for the patients they care for and gratitude for the opportunity to make a difference in the world. The two halves of this necklace also represent the nurse/patient relationship, separate yet bonded by the heart.

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Cost: $41

How to order: a necklace can be purchased online (using the button below)& and picked up at from front reception in the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing building, 89 Curry Place. Please bring your order confirmation email as proof of purchase.

Order a 75th anniversary necklace

  • Third year nursing student in the 80s

Class gift

The College of Nursing is grateful to the classes that have joined together to make a significant contribution to the university. 

Make a gift

  • Two nursing students practice a skill with a robotic patient.


Taking on this important leadership role is a great way to stay energized in your own work. By connecting with the next generation of clinicians, you not only provide a unique learning experience for our students, you contribute to the profession.

Clinical education facilitator

As a clinical education facilitator (CEF) you play a critical role in health care by serving as a role model for future nurses. Through leadership, you are effectively assessing and supporting students during their off campus clinical experience.


The Clinical Education Facilitator is responsible to the Dean through the assigned course leader, director (clinical education) and associate dean (undergraduate).

Responsibilities include–

1.Collaborates practice between the University and the clinical setting:

  • Establishes collegial relationship (at various organizational levels)
  • Facilitates understanding of course objectives for clinical practice
  • Facilitates staff/student interactions

2. Orientates self and students to the clinical area:

  • Works in the area to familiarize self with the practice setting
  • Develops an orientation for students so they can function effectively in the area

3. Selects patient assignments which are consistent with course client models:

  • Selects assignments which maximize students’ learning, in accordance with the course objectives.

4. Facilitates integration of theory and practice:

  • Fosters application of theory to the realities of nursing practice
  • Encourages students to think independently
  • Promotes innovative nursing care by the students
  • Utilizes conference time for debriefing as well as integrating theory and practice

5. Ensures safe practice by the students:

  • Develops appropriate clinical assignments which take the student’s abilities into consideration
  • Is aware of own strengths and limitations
  • Ensures that the student comes prepared to practice

6. Presents her/himself as an effective role model:

  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and nursing skills
  • Shares clinical expertise with staff on the unit and is considered a competent resource person
  • Maintains high professional standards

7. Evaluates students on an on-going basis:

  • Evaluates each student objectively with appropriate validation
  • Develops strategies to help students to maximize their clinical abilities
  • Provides frequent and ongoing constructive feedback to students which enhances learning
  • Utilizes peer and student feedback evaluations to improve her/his teaching performance
  • Uses evaluation data
  • Identify and validate areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • Plans alternative teaching strategies
  • Encourages students to critique teaching strategies

Advisory councils

The College of Nursing has established three advisory councils to obtain input from community partners in the delivery of academic programming.

The College of Nursing Advisory Council provides advice and guidance relating to the currency, relevance and quality of the College of Nursing programs and services.

The College of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program Advisory Council provides advice and guidance relating to the currency, relevance and quality of its Nurse Practitioner Program.

The College of Nursing Indigenous Nursing Advisory Council provides advice and guidance relating to the currency, relevance and quality of the support services for Indigenous students in the Mahkwa omushki kiim and the Bachelor of Nursing Program.

Contact us

College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada