Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen has announced steps to reduce the strain on our health care system including the current workforce. He reports he is issuing a directive under the regulated health professions act. This order he says enables the registrar of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba to wave or modify registration requirements for former nurses to essentially fast track their return to practice during this pandemic.
Friesen notes the nurse returning to practice must have been a member of the College in good standing with the authority to practice within the past five years and must be able to safely provide care. Registration fees for nurses will be waived during this process.