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.


Patient Safety Week

October 24 – 28 is Patient Safety Week in Canada. This year the theme is: Inspire. Engage. Share. Ideas for how to achieve this are outlined in the Canadian Patient Safety Week Planner’s Guide, available from the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety. Find out...

Updated Entry Level Competencies

The CLPNM has updated the Entry Level Competencies for the Licensed Practical Nurse in Manitoba. The revised document articulates the competencies that today’s LPNs will have upon entry into the professional practice.  These competencies reflect the theoretical and...

Determining Appropriate LPN Practice

The CLPNM has prepared a guide to assist LPNs and their employers when making decisions about appropriate LPN practice. Determining Appropriate LPN Practice is available here....

Upcoming CLPNM Events

  1. Jurisprudence Education Sessions

    November 7, 2016 - June 5, 2017
  2. CCP Information Sessions

    November 15, 2016 - June 13, 2017

Learning Opportnities

Manitoba Thoracic Society Education Day

The Manitoba Thoracic Society will be holding an Annual Education Day, Annual General Meeting, and dinner on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg. The topic for the half-day education program is “Severe Lung Disease – The Fork in the Road.”...

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: Dealing with Difficult People Winnipeg: October 20, 2016 Assertive Communication Winnipeg: November 16, 2016 Conflict Resolution Skills Winnipeg:...