Who We Are

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) is the professional regulatory body that governs the practice of student practical nurses, graduate practical nurses, and licensed practical nurses in Manitoba.

Please note: the CLPNM is not an educational institution. If you are seeking information about practical nursing education programs in Manitoba, please contact one of the institutions listed here.

How We Work

In all of our work, we are guided by our duty to serve and protect the public interest. This duty is set out in Manitoba’s Licensed Practical Nurses Act. At the same time, we acknowledge that we operate within a broader, balanced framework of legislation and principles which provide for regulation that is in the public interest, but which is also fair and reasonable.

The CLPNM is committed to incorporating the principles of Right-Touch Regulation into its regulatory decision-making processes. Right-Touch Regulation calls for an approach to regulation that is proportionate, consistent, targeted, transparent, accountable and agile.

The CLPNM is also committed to collaborating with stakeholders including government organizations, educators, employers and other professional regulators.

The CLPNM is a member of the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators, the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety, and the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges.

Find out more about the role of Manitoba’s health regulators by watching this video.