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Critical Care Nursing Orientation Program (CCNOP)

Attention: Acute Care Nurses
Looking for a new challenging career?
Become a Critical Care Nurse!

Join a supportive learning environment that willfully prepare you to work in an ICU.

Comprehensive paid training.

Prerequisite: CCNOP Rhythms Course

Note: A minimum of 1 year acute care experience inSurgery, Medicine, Cardiac or Emergency nursing is preferred.

Apply directly to the hospital (the Intensive Care Unit) where you want to work.  For more information, contact the site that interest you.

Health Sciences Centre
Cathy Campbell

St. Boniface Hospital
Sarah Gilchrist

Grace Hospital
Trudy Nernberg

Brandon Regional Health Centre
Sheilagh Remillard

Dauphin Regional Health Centre
Chandel Bailey Morrison

Critical Care nursing: Experience a meaningful and dynamic career.

If you are looking for a learning opportunity and enjoy working in a dynamic careIf you are looking for a learning opportunity and enjoy working in a dynamic care environment, consider becoming a Critical Care nurse.

Nurses in our Intensive Care Units care for our sickest patients, offering highly specialized treatment and supporting family members during a particularly difficult time.

The Critical Care Nursing Orientation program (CCNOP) offers nurses comprehensive training, so they are fully prepared to work with critically ill patients in an ICU. Additional support is also available to thoroughly integrate CCNOP graduates to the ICU and their new team.

CCNOP graduates have a guaranteed position in one of our intensive care units where CCNOP graduates have a guaranteed position in one of our intensive care units where you will join a collaborative team of nurses, doctors, pharmacists, respiratory therapists,dieticians, physiotherapists, social workers, and support staff with critical care expertise.  Your team will support you every step of the way in your new career.

How it works:

  • Guaranteed job in Critical Care: You will apply directly to your preferred ICU (at thehospital of your choice) as a nurse trainee and start on the unit upon completion ofyour training.
  • Comprehensive Training: This comprehensive orientation program will train and fullyprepare you for your new role. You will participate in theory and lab training, with inunit experience and clinical orientation supported by experienced nurse educators.
  • Paid Training: You will be paid a full time salary throughout your comprehensivetraining.*
  • Accessible Education: The program blends online and classroom learning followed byhands on experience through specialized clinical practicum in the unit where you willwork upon graduation. Lab and clinical (buddied and specialized) experience are animportant part of the CCNOP program.

CCNOP Rhythm CourseFor cardiac rhythm knowledge and skills

For more information
Speak with your manager or your Chief Nursing Officer
Critical Care Nursing Orientation Program | Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (wrha.mb)

*Salary commensurate with the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) N2 salary scale.