Public Protection

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) is the regulatory body for practical nurses in Manitoba, including student practical nurses, graduate practical nurses and licensed practical nurses. The duty of the CLPNM is to regulate the profession of practical nursing in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. The CLPNM fulfils its duty, in part, by:

  • setting requirements for entry into the profession
  • developing and enforcing standards of practice and conduct
  • providing support to enable competent, appropriate, ethical and quality professional practice, and
  • investigating complaints about the conduct, competence or capacity of practical nurses, when necessary, and taking action to ensure the public interest is protected.