Have you ever thought about becoming more involved in your profession?
Opportunities are available for licensed practical nurses (LPN) to support high-quality practice and to contribute to the regulation of their profession in one or more of the following roles:
Practice auditors observe, evaluate and report on the practice of an LPN on duty, when assigned to do so by the CLPNM. The CLPNM maintains a pool of practice auditors from various areas of practice, each of whom may be appointed when the need for an audit arises.
Investigators gather information about the practice or conduct of an LPN, when an investigation is directed by the Investigation Committee. The CLPNM maintains a pool of investigators, each of whom may be appointed when the need for an investigation arises.
Education Approval Committee Members
The Education Approval Committee (EAC) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters related to practical nursing education programs in Manitoba. The EAC generally meets 3-4 times a year.
Investigation Committee Members
The Investigation Committee (IC) reviews and facilitates the resolution of complaints against LPNs, in accordance with The Licensed Practical Nurses Act. The IC generally meets for two full days every 6-8 weeks. The IC may also convene emergency meetings in between scheduled meetings.
Discipline Committee Members
The Discipline Committee conducts hearings and makes findings regarding the practice or conduct of LPNs in accordance with The Licensed Practical Nurses Act. When matters are referred to the Committee, the Chair will select a panel from among the members of the Committee to hold a hearing. Panels are convened only as required.
One or more of these roles may be a good fit for you if you are:
- currently registered as an LPN in good standing with the CLPNM
- able to carry out the role in a manner that serves and protects the public interest above all else
- flexible with your schedule and able to attend the occasional daytime meeting
- able to arrange for your own transportation, and
- prepared to serve for at least two years.
If you can see yourself in one or more of these roles, please let us know by filling out the Expression of Interest form below. The CLPNM will contact you for further information before any appointments are made. Appointments are usually made CLPNM Board in June of each year, and appointees are notified over the summer months. Those who are selected for these roles will be provided orientation, training, honorariums, and travel expenses.