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.


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...

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...

Upcoming CLPNM Events

  1. CCP Information Session

    March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Jurisprudence Education Session

    April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. CCP Information Session

    April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 registrants. Please note that the CLPNM has not formally reviewed these programs or their content. Dealing with Difficult People  Winnipeg: March 13, 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. Brief Focused Counselling Skills...