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: Aesthetic Nursing

The CLPNM Board of Directors has approved a new practice direction on Aesthetic Nursing. The CLPNM's practice directions provide practical nurses, employers, and the general public with information regarding the professional expectations of practical nurses in...

Nominate a Colleague to the CLPNM Board of Directors

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) is now accepting nominations to fill three vacancies on the CLPNM Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors is a great way to take an active role in the regulation of your profession. All...

New Guidance Document on the Duty to Provide Care

In collaboration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba, the CLPNM has developed a new guidance document to help nurses and their employers understand nurses' professional and legal obligations...

Are you an LPN who performs aesthetic procedures?

Aesthetic nursing is an emerging and growing area of practice for Manitoba's licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The CLPNM receives many questions about the expectations of LPNs who work in aesthetic nursing, and in response, we are working on a new practice direction...

Stakeholder News

Upcoming Job Opportunities in New Progressive Care Unit

Shared Health has announced that it will be opening a new Progressive Care Unit-MICU at HSC Winnipeg for patients who no longer need to be in an intensive care unit (ICU) but who still require close monitoring. Along with the opening of this new unit, there may be...

29th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference

Save the Date - September 17-18, 2020 Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave The 29th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference will be held September 17 and 18, 2020 at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park in Winnipeg,...

CNA Certification Exam for LPNs in Gerontology

The application window to apply to write the Canadian Nurses Association certification exam in gerontology for LPNs opens on January 9, 2020. For information visit

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy is described as a delay in acceptance or refusal to vaccinate, despite the availability of vaccination services. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine hesitancy is now one of the top 10 threats to global health, despite robust...