Information about the MNNC
The Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course (MNNC) is a nine-week course that prepares nurses to care for patients during their hemodialysis treatments. The MNNC is required to work in a hemodialysis unit and is the entry point into Nephrology Nursing in Manitoba.
Entrance requirements for the course:
The course consists of theory/lab, clinical and preceptorship sections. The theory/lab days are interspersed with clinical days, so concepts and skills learned in the classroom can be immediately applied in the clinical setting. The final exam occurs at the end of week six. Once hired, the nurse will be enrolled into the MNNC. There are two types of enrollment: Class or Site Led.
The MNNC Self Learning Package
Once familiar with the content, an appointment to write the exam thru the Shared Health Learning Management System (LMS) can be made by contacting Renal Education at 204-787-3317.
The nurse needs to have a valid Manitoba RHA email to be able to register for the exam. Otherwise, exams are booked at NA383 Isabel Stewart Bldg, 700 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
The minimum passing grade is 70%. There is one rewrite allowed, with a passing grade of 75%. The exam grade is considered valid for one calendar year. The nurse can include this information when applying for positions within the MRP.
There are 21 hemodialysis units in Manitoba. The nurse must be hired into a hemodialysis unit to take the course. The nurse is paid for the duration of the course. There is an expectation that the nurse will work the equivalent of six months of full-time to repay the unit’s investment in the education. Please speak with the hiring manager about their specific expectations.