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UM Bachelor of Nursing Program – Collaborative University College of the North Cohort

The Bachelor of Nursing program for the Collaborative Cohort in The Pas and Thompson is a four-year program offered in partnership with the University of Manitoba. Students are able to complete all four years of the program with University College of the North (UCN) at The Pas or Thompson campus. The program offers a community-based approach to health care delivery with a focus on the health of northern people and the learning needs of its students.

Besides classroom instruction, UCN offers a variety of distance education delivery methods. Other partners provide courses on site by a variety of distance education initiatives. Graduates are conferred with a Bachelor of Nursing degree (BN) from the University of Manitoba, and are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).

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Diploma Practical Nursing

The UCN Diploma in Practical Nursing (DPN) program is a two-year diploma, currently offered in Swan River, Flin Flon and Thompson. The DPN program provides students with the knowledge and skills base to work as a professional member of the health care team and to successfully assume leadership roles.

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Health Care Aide

Graduates of the program will be knowledgeable about the basic functional requirements of individuals and families who are experiencing commonly occurring short-term and chronic mental health, physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. Chronicity, aging issues, and death and dying are explored, as well as a variety of health problems. Skills for the provision of personal care are practiced in a simulated laboratory setting prior to the actual administration of care. Graduates will be able to provide safe, ethical, empathetic, and wholistic care that is client-focused and culturally sensitive within the realms of legal health care practice.

Primary Care Paramedic

The Primary Care Paramedic program at UCN prepares you for a rewarding career in Paramedicine. This two-year diploma program emphasizes the new regulatory standards, including anatomy and physiology. It enhances mental health awareness, ensuring time for personal growth and a deeper understanding of the skills and academic knowledge needed to succeed as a Paramedic.


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