Manitoba's nurses face 5-year wait for accelerated RN program

December 12, 2007

Red River College in Manitoba has closed its waiting list for nursing upgrade programs.  Practical nurses hoping to upgrade their skills may be receiving notices in the mail indicating that applications are not being accepted.  There are 25 LP's sitting on the waiting list currently, and no more will be added.  The list was capped because it had reached a 5-year waiting period, and the College feels it is unfair to ask students to wait such an extreme length of time.