The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) is the professional regulatory body for practical nurses in Manitoba.

The duty of the CLPNM is to carry out its activities and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. Any person who wishes to practice as a licensed practical nurse, graduate practical nurse, or student practical nurse in Manitoba must be registered with the CLPNM.


CLPNM establishes the standards for practical nursing education programs in Manitoba to ensure LPNs entering the profession have the knowledge and skills they need for their roles.


CLPNM grants licenses to Manitoba’s practical nurses. It evaluates each application for initial or renewed registration to ensure all practical nurses in Manitoba meet the criteria for the profession.


CLPNM establishes professional standards and guidelines to ensure that Manitobans can expect professional, compassionate, ethical, safe and high-quality care from Manitoba’s LPNs.

Public Protection

CLPNM oversees the practice and conduct of practical nurses in Manitoba. It receives and investigates complaints, and when necessary, takes action to protect the public interest.


Survey on Standards of Practice

The CLPNM is reviewing the Standards of Practice that guide and direct the practice and conduct of members of the practical nursing profession in Manitoba. All practical nurses in Manitoba are invited and encouraged to help inform the next standards of the profession...

New Guidance for Nurses on Medical Assistance in Dying

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM), the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) are pleased to release new guidelines for LPNs, RNs and RPNs for nursing care related...

Do you have questions about cannabis and your practice?

Legal access to cannabis for medicinal purposes, and the federal government’s announcement that it will legalize the recreational use of cannabis within the year, may leave some practical nurses with questions about how cannabis might affect their obligations as a...

2017 Education Day: Collective Competence

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 Canad Inns Polo Park 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In-person: $75 (students: $50) Online participants: $40 The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and the College of Registered Psychiatric...

Upcoming CLPNM Events

  1. Jurisprudence Education Session

    September 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. CCP Information Session

    September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Jurisprudence Education Session

    October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stakeholder News

Engaging Patients in Patient Safety

The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety is proud to partner with The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and patients and experts from across Canada to develop and launch the new Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – A Canadian Guide. This online Guide offers...

2017 Palliative Care Conference

Save the Date! The 26th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference will take place: September 14 & 15, 2017 Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba This year’s theme is: The Hidden Faces of Palliative Care More details on the conference...

Learning Opportnities

Nursing Links

Upcoming Nursing Links Workshops in Manitoba are posted at:

ACHIEVE Training Centre

ACHIEVE Training Centre will be offering the following workshops in Winnipeg, which may be of interest to CLPNM members: Conflict Management Skills Certificate Program Winnipeg: July 17-21, 2017 Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities...

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. (CTRI) will be holding the following workshops in Winnipeg that may be of interest to CLPNM members: Crisis and Trauma Response Certificate Program Winnipeg: July 3-14, 2017 Working with Families – Strategies for Engaging and...