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.


Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Nominations for election to the CLPNM Board of Directors are now open. Nominations are due February 24, 2017 at 1630hrs. Elections will be held in the spring, and new board members will be announced in June, 2017. What mix of competencies, perspectives and experiences...

New Competency Documents

In early October, CLPNM registrants received notice about two new documents intended to help LPNs, employers and other stakeholders understand the role of a Manitoba LPN: Entry-Level Competencies for the Licensed Practical Nurse in Manitoba, and Determining...

Regulatory Bulletin – Continuing Competence Program

The CLPNM Board has approved a Regulatory Bulletin on the requirements of the CLPNM’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP). The document has been prepared to help clarify the CLPNM’s obligation under legislation to ensure its members’ continuing competence, and LPNs’...

Upcoming CLPNM Events

  1. Jurisprudence Education Sessions

    December 6, 2016 - July 4, 2017
  2. CCP Information Sessions

    December 6, 2016 - July 4, 2017

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 Resolution Skills Winnipeg: December 7, 2016 Difficult Conversations Winnipeg: December 19, 2016 Managing Mental Health in the...

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: De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ Winnipeg: December 6, 2016 Understanding Mental Illness in Children and Youth...