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 practise 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 licences 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.


CLPNM Employment Opportunity: Conduct Consultant

The CLPNM has an exciting part time opportunity available in the role of Conduct Consultant. This position supports the work of the CLPNM Investigation and Discipline Committees. This is an excellent career opportunity with competitive wages and benefits. Review the...

Nominate a colleague to the CLPNM Board of Directors

Do you have a colleague who would make a valuable contribution to the CLPNM Board of Directors? The Board of Directors of the CLPNM will have three vacancies open to active practising registrants, beginning June, 2018.   Nominations are due February 23, 2018, at 1630...

New Practice Direction: Assignment and Delegation

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba has published a new practice direction that describes the responsibilities of Manitoba's practical nurses when assigning and delegating client care tasks to unregulated care providers. This practice direction was...

RHPA Status Update for LPNs

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may have heard that registered nurses (RNs) will be governed under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), beginning May 31, 2018. This may leave some LPNs wondering if the RHPA will govern their profession and practice at the same...

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...

Upcoming CLPNM Events

  1. Jurisprudence Education Session

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

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

    April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Opportnities

Webinar: Professional Liability, What Nurses Need to Know

The provider of the LPN errors and omissions insurance policy will be offering two webinars titled Professional Liability Insurance: What Nurses Need to Know.  Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to: Define basic insurance terms...

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 registrants. Please note that the CLPNM has not formally reviewed these programs or their content. Assertive Communication Winnipeg: February 14, 2018...

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. (CTRI) will be holding the following workshops in Winnipeg, which may be of interest to CLPNM registrants. Please note that the CLPNM has not formally reviewed these programs or their content. Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for...