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Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund

Refresher Courses for RNs, LPNs and RPNs

Financial assistance for up to 80% of course costs (up to a maximum of $2,000) per individual are available to complete nursing refresher programs, and are offered by distance education. For information regarding the programs or the registration process, please contact your professional licensing body (CRNM, CLPNM, CRPNM) and the following applicable educational institution:

RN Refresher Program:
Red River College
Phone: 204-632-2303

LPN Refresher Program:
Assiniboine Community College
Phone: 204-725-8700 ext 6022

RPN Refresher Program (multiple sites):

In order to qualify you require:
  • Review of qualifications by professional licensing body
  • Acceptance into refresher program at applicable educational institution
  • Agreement to work in Manitoba in a full time or part time nursing position for one year upon successful completion of refresher program

arrow RN, RPN and LPN Refresher Program Policy PDF

arrow Refresher Application Form (October 2013) PDF [Acrobat version]

arrow Refresher Application Form (October 2013) MS-Word [MS-Word version]

For more information, please contact:

Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Line
204-786-7393 (in Winnipeg)
1-877-681-4983 (Toll-Free in Canada)
1-877-234-5045 (Toll-Free International)

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Committee is made up of representatives of the Regional Health Authorities, the Manitoba Nurses' Union, the Manitoba Government Employees Union, and Manitoba Health.