Advanced Practice

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) National Framework for Advanced Nursing Practice defines advanced practice nursing as an umbrella term describing a role that maximizes graduate education, in-depth nursing knowledge and clinical expertise to address health needs at an individual, family, community and population level. Two advanced practice nursing roles are recognized in Canada, the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the nurse practitioner (NP) (CNA, 2008).  The Winnipeg Health Region has endorsed the Strong Model of Advanced Practice as the framework to guide and describe advanced practice nursing in all regional settings.

Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Steering Committee

The WRHA Advanced Practice Steering Committee is comprised of APNs and nursing leadership from the Winnipeg Health Region. The committee has been in existence since 1999 and reports to the Nursing Leadership Council.
The work of the committee has been the development of tools to assist in implementation and support for APN roles, holding several educational days related to APN practice, linking with the University of Manitoba, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and Manitoba Health on issues related to APN practice.

WRHA Advanced Practice Nursing practice Steering Committee Terms of Reference

View the Strong Model of Advanced Practice Framework


Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit

Nurse Practitioner Toolkit

RPN Toolkit - New 2017

Learning Needs Assessment

W-00295 Clinical Nurse Specialist Learning Needs Assessment

W-00294 Nurse Practitioner Learning Needs Assessment

Position Descriptions:

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Practitioner

Key References for:

Clinical Nurse Specialist


Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Practice Nurses Workshop

Materials from the Advanced Practice Nurses Workshop 2008 and 2006 are available for download:

Advanced Practice Nurses: Where we have been, where we are now and where we are going?

Nurse Practitioner: Making a Difference in Personal Care Homes

Clinical Nurse Specialists: Value Added

The Roles of the Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist
in Community

More On Integration Tips and Tools

Role of Clinical Nurse Specialists in WRHA Palliative Care Program

Nurse Practitioner in Emergency: The Bethesda Hospital Experience

Nurse Practitioners in Northeast Winnipeg: Success is intentional, not an accident

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Actualizing the vision


Make text smaller Make text bigger
WRHA Accessibility Plan Icon
Wait Times
View the Winnipeg Health Region's current approximate Emergency Department and Urgent Care wait times.

View wait times
Find Services
Looking for health services in Winnipeg?

Call Health Links-Info Sante at 788-8200

Search 211 Manitoba

Explore alternatives to emergency departments at

Find a Doctor
Mobile App
Use your phone to find information about wait times and health services in Winnipeg. Download the Connected Care mobile app for iPhone today!

Learn more
Wave Magazine
The September / October 2017 issue of Wave, Winnipeg's health and wellness magazine, is now available online.

Read more
Contact Us
Do you have any comments or concerns?

Click here to contact us
The Winnipeg Health Region has a variety of career opportunities to suit your unique goals and needs.

Visit our Careers site
WRHA Logo Help| Terms of Use | Contact Us | En français