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.


Regulatory Bulletins are now Practice Directions

The CLPNM’s regulatory bulletins are now called practice directions.  There is no change in the intent or effect of these documents. Practice directions, like the former regulatory bulletins, provide members of the profession, their employers, and the public...

New Practice Direction: Fitness to Practice

The CLPNM Board of Directors has approved a new practice direction on fitness to practice. All CLPNM registrants are expected to review, and ensure they understand, the professional expectations set out in the document. Fitness to practice refers to having the...

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...

Upcoming CLPNM Events

  1. Jurisprudence Education Session

    November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. CCP Information Session

    November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Jurisprudence Education Session

    December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stakeholder News

Patient Safety Week: Oct 30-Nov 3

Canadian Patient Safety Week (CPSW) is fast approaching. This year’s theme is Medication Safety. How can you make this event productive for your organization? √  Access the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s CPSW website for a communication toolkit, as well as...

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...

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: Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities Winnipeg: October 3, 2017 Leadership – Insights for Thinking Differently...

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: Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response Winnipeg:  October 4, 2017 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for...