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Code of Ethics

All CLPNM registrants (licensed practical nurses, graduate practical nurses and student practical nurses), in all roles and settings, are expected to understand, uphold and promote the ethical standards of the profession.

The six ethical standards for the practical nursing profession are:

  • People-centred approach: nurses empower and enable people to maintain, promote and protect their health and well-being.
  • Compassionate, safe, ethical and competent care: nurses are committed to providing quality, compassionate, safe, ethical and competent care.
  • Ethical management of personal health information: nurses manage the privacy and confidentiality of personal health information.
  • Collaboration with the health care team: nurses encourage and support collaborative, comprehensive and integrated health care.
  • Professional integrity and conduct: nurses act with integrity and are mindful of their professional conduct.
  • Professional responsibility and accountability: nurses, as members of a self-regulating profession, are responsible for knowing the Code of Ethics, are
    accountable for their actions and decisions, and are answerable to the CLPNM for their practice.

Please review the full Code of Ethics for the specific responsibilities that accompany these ethical standards.