Canadian Patient Safety Week

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has announced that Patient Safety Week will run October 28 to November 1, 2019.  This year’s theme is: Conquer Silence At some point, every one of us will be a patient in the healthcare system. What most Canadians don’t...

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...

Canadian Nurses Association Exam in Gerontology

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will offer an exam in gerontological nursing for licensed practical nurses in November, 2019. Apply between June 27 and September 30 to write the exam between November 1 and November 15. For information on exam eligibility and...

ARNM Associate Membership Now Open to LPNs

The Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (Association) has created a new Associate membership category. This category offers licensed practical nurses (LPNS) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) the benefits of membership while the Association explores the...

LPNs Now Eligible to Register for CNPS Services

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) across Canada are now eligible to register to become beneficiaries of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS). The services available to beneficiaries are described on the CNPS website.  Note that CNPS registration is optional...

New Accessible Customer Service Standards

As of November 1, 2018, the Manitoba Government’s Standard for Accessible Customer Service extends to small businesses. This includes independent LPN practices. LPNs who are employees of an organization must ensure that they meet their employer’s policies...