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Mary Anne Lynch, Chief Nursing Officer

WRHA Regional Lead, Health Services – Acute Care & Chief Nursing Officer
Contact: talktomaryanne@wrha.mb.ca

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Every day our employees provide safe, quality care to patients from across the province. You can find our nurses in hospitals, in the community, in care homes and in specialty clinics. Read what some of them have to say about working for the WRHA.

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Nursing Week Activities

See what Nursing Week activities are happening across the Winnipeg Health Region.

Nursing Week Coming Soon – Tell Us How to Recognize You

This year, as part of Nursing Week planning, we're asking for your input on planning efforts. Your feedback will guide how the profession is recognized and what types of recognition matter to you individually when you are at work.

Thanks for Joining New Grad Day for Nurses 2024

Thanks for joining us at New Grad Day for Nurses! Your enthusiasm and active participation truly made the event a success. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and suggestions about your experience at New Grad Day.

Registration Open! New Grad Day for Nurses 2024

Are you a Manitoba nurse who graduated in the last 12-18 months? Are you doing your senior practicum? Don't miss this chance to learn tips, tools and techniques to successfully transition into the workplace during your independent practice!

Open Letter to Nurses: Fall 2023

It's been a while since I last connected with you! I hope you all enjoyed your summer and have managed the transition to fall well.

We have continued to work on key areas of focus over the past few months, and I want to provide an update. While a lot of this work is complex and takes time, we are starting to see progress, and it’s important to celebrate that, as it’s a result of your contributions.

CRNM Renewal

Renew Early! There’s a NEW Way to Renew This Year

The College has implemented a new registrant management system called Alinity. With this new system, all registrants re-establish their login info by setting a new password. Detailed instructions here to ensure a seamless renewal process.

Important Note Regarding Your CRNM Profile on Alinity

Do not create a new account on Alinity. Your existing account was transferred from our previous registrant management system. A welcome email was sent on October 2, 2023 with instructions on how to set your new password. If you are having difficulty logging in/re-setting your password, please contact us at info@crnm.mb.ca or via live chat.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through the implementation of our new system. Our overall response times will continue to improve as we navigate this period of transition.

What to Do Now – Renew ASAP

To renew your certificate of practice for 2024, you will need to submit a completed application. As part of the updated renewal process in Alinity, you will need to complete the requirements in a set order as shown below:

Your pathway to meeting the requirements for renewal starts by:

  • Completion of your annual continuing competency program (CCP) requirements, including the Health Equity and Cultural Humility jurisprudence learning module.
    • To access this module, please use one of the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and/or Microsoft Edge (not Internet Explorer)
  • Completion of CCP review requirements (if applicable)
  • Compiling your employer information – you’ll need to ensure we have your current employer information, including how many practice hours you worked at each employer in Manitoba
  • Obtain professional liability protection through CNPS
  • Submit background checks (if applicable) – Registrants selected to submit background check documents for 2024 renewal received an email from the College. If you are unsure if you have been selected, check page 1 of your renewal application form for any "Outstanding Items."

When the above requirements have been completed, you will then need to:

  • Complete your online renewal application
  • Pay applicable fees, including any outstanding money owed to the College. Your renewal fee for RNs for 2023 is $525.39 and the renewal fee for RN(NP)s is $806.76. For more information on fees please click here.

Information For All Registrants Regarding Self-Disclosure

A reminder that registrants have an obligation to self-disclose on the renewal application as set out by the College's Practice Direction: Self-Disclosure. If applicable, the College strongly recommends that you submit your complete renewal application prior to November 15, 2023. Failure to do so may result in your application not being approved in time for the of 2024 renewal deadline. If this occurs and you wish to hold a certificate of practice to engage in practice in 2024, you would be required to apply for reinstatement of your certificate of practice.

Position Statement: Developing Nurses 

The position statement articulates organizational direction for nursing development pertaining to mentorship and preceptorship. Most importantly it is  a document that set clear expectations for staff in regards to the role of the organization in nursing development. SDOs are a stakeholder in nursing development along with academic institutions and regulatory bodies for nurses. The goal is to create an organizational culture that embraces student learners as everyone plays a role in nursing development.

Introducing NEW Incentives for Nurses working Full-Time or in ICU

Nurses—our teams want you! Join us and take advantage of the following financial incentives:

  • ICU Nurses* will receive a one-time payment of up to $3,000
  • Full time** RN2, RN3 and LPNs will receive an additional $2,000
    each year until 2024
  • ICU Nurses are currently eligible for an additional $6/hr COVID-19 pay

*Please note, the one-time ICU Incentive applies to ICU nurses or General ICU nurses who hold a position in a critical care unit before March 1, 2022. General ICU nurses must complete the CCNOP by December 31, 2022.

**Full-time nurses are those who hold a position = 1.0 EFT.

How to Apply for an ICU Nurse Position

To become an ICU Nurse, you are required to complete the Critical Care Nursing Orientation Program. To begin, apply directly to the facility of your choice for a Critical Care Nurse Trainee position (A minimum of one-year acute care experience working in surgery, medicine, emergency or cardiac care is preferred).

If you have already completed the CCNOP, have ICU training or have worked in critical care in the last five years, please apply for a nurse position (Nurse 2 – Critical Care) at the facility and/or critical care unit of your choice. For more information, visit the CCNOP webpage, speak with your manager or Chief Nursing Officer, or contact the site you wish to work at in the expanding Site Contact Menu below.

How to Apply for a General ICU Nurse Position

General ICU Nurses provide care for patients in ICU, acting as an extension of the units' critical care nurses. General ICU nurses must complete a two week orientation and are offered ongoing support to succeed in their role.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply for a General ICU Nurse position at the facility and/or critical care unit of your choice. For more information, visit the CCNOP webpage, speak with your manager or Chief Nursing Officer, or contact the site you wish to work at below.

For opportunities in Winnipeg, visit the job search page and type "ICU" in the "Search by Keyword" field. Scroll through the results for the facility/unit and role that interests you.

We’re Hiring Undergraduate Nursing Employees (UNE)

  • Open to 3rd and 4th year nursing students*
  • Casual positions, days and evenings (no nights)
  • Competitive salary starting at $27 per hour
  • Hours worked count towards your seniority, giving you a competitive advantage post-graduation

*To apply. 3rd or 4th year nursing students must have a minimum 450 hours of clinical practice and completion of a clinical placement in medicine, surgery or mental health inpatient unit required.