Since 2003, The Manitoba Nurses' Union (MNU) has offered programs specifically designed to help internationally-educated nurses improve their English skills and knowledge related to Canadian nursing culture. We saw a need for online programming that was flexible, and designed for those that work shift work that cannot commit to traditional face to face classes. We also wanted to ensure that our program was accessible to Internationally Educated Nurses that lived outside of Winnipeg.
Since 2003, we have had more than 1000 Internationally Educated Nurses participate in various programs we offer. Because we offer online exclusive options, we have had IENs participate from 17 communities across Manitoba, as well as participants from across the world who plan to make Manitoba their home.