Critical Care Program

Winnipeg Critical Care Nursing Education Program

The Winnipeg Critical Care Nursing Education Program (WCCNEP) is open to all eligible Manitoba or out -of -province registered nurses, whether you currently work in critical care or not.

Learn While You Earn

The WCCNEP is a 24 week training program that offers you an opportunity to study the most up-to-date and technologically advanced methods of treating critically ill patients in medical, surgical, intermediate, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Using the newest equipment available, this dynamic program takes place in a highly supportive, buddied learning environment that allows for the successful integration of practice and education in the constantly evolving arena of critical care.

You will learn critical care concepts, theories and lab skills in a supportive atmosphere and apply in-depth assessment and critical thinking skills during your clinical experiences which will enable you to provide high quality care to critically ill patients.

Better Your Knowledge, Your Career and Patient Care

For more information on the education program call 204-787-4988.

General information

WCCNEP frequently asked questions

Repayment policy

Dates of next offerings

Start date - September 4, 2018 to February 22, 2019
Deadline for applicants: June 7th, 2018
**Includes one week unpaid vacation

Start Date – January 7, 2018 to June 28, 2018
Deadline for applicants: November 9, 2018
**Includes one week unpaid vacation

WCCNEP Application Package

Application form

Reference Form

Immunization Form

WCCNEP Rhythm Course (pre-requisite for the WCCNEP)

OPEN to ALL Nurses who are enrolled in the WCCNEP, Advanced Assessment or who work in clinical units/areas that require cardiac rhythm analysis.  Other clinical nurses interested in gaining rhythm analysis knowledge and skills as part of their career planning can apply for available open spots.   

The rhythm course is composed of six rhythm classes scheduled one morning a week, five to four hour classes from 0830 to 1230 hours and the last week is the test from 0800 to 1030.

Upcoming sessions:

Course Date
Week 1 Introduction to Arrhythmia Thurs. February 28, 2019
Week 2 Sinus and Atrial Arrhythmias Thurs. March 7, 2019
Week 3 Junctional & Ventricular Rhythms Thurs. March 14, 2019
Week 4 AV Blocks and Pacemakers Thurs. March 21, 2019
Week 5 Overall Review and Practice Thurs. March 28, 2019
Week 6 Test (0800 to 1030 hours) Thurs. April 4, 2019
Course Date
Week 1 Introduction to Arrhythmia Thurs. May 9, 2019
Week 2 Sinus and Atrial Arrhythmias Thurs. May 16, 2019
Week 3 Junctional & Ventricular Rhythms Thurs. May 23, 2019
Week 4 AV Blocks and Pacemakers Thurs. May 30, 2019
Week 5 Overall Review and Practice Thurs. June 6, 2019
Week 6 Test (0800 to 1030 hours) Thurs. June 13, 2019

Successful Completion requires the following to receive a certificate of completion:

  • Rhythm Analysis Test (80% required)
  • Rhythm Theory Test (65% required)

What you will need:

  • Purchase calipers and the Textbook:   Huff, Jane. (2017). ECG workout: Exercises in arrhythmia interpretation (7th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott. (ISBN#9781469899817)
  • Pick up the notes for the Rhythm Course provided on a USB stick. 


  • Enrolled in WCCNEP / Require rhythm analysis for area of work:  $10.00
  • All others:  $50.00

 To register, please call 204-787-4988

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