Students and Graduates

Any person who wishes to practice as a student practical nurse (SPN) or graduate practical nurse (GPN) in Manitoba must be registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM).

An applicant for registration as a student may have his or her name entered on the register of student practical nurses if he or she is currently enrolled in a practical nursing education program, a practical nursing bridging program, or a practical nursing refresher program. For more information regarding SPN registration, please see the Student Practical Nurse Registration Fact Sheet.

An applicant for registration as a graduate may have his or her name entered on the register of graduate practical nurses once all registration eligibility criteria, other than successfully completing the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam, have been met. For more information regarding GPN registration, please see the Practice Direction on Graduate Practical Nurse Practice.

Please note there are additional obligations and requirements for all CLPNM registrants outlined in Article 3 of the CLPNM By-Laws. Registrants are responsible for reviewing and adhering to the direction provided in the By-Laws.