Standards of Practice and Conduct


Members of the public can have confidence in the care they receive from a Manitoba LPN, knowing that LPN practice is subject to professional standards. 

The Standards of Practice and Conduct are authoritative statements that define professional expectations for practical nurses in Manitoba. The primary purpose of the Standards is to direct safe, ethical and clinically competent practical nursing practice and professional conduct. 

The Standards apply to all CLPNM registrants, including Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Graduate Practical Nurses (GPNs), and Student Practical Nurses (SPNs). SPNs are introduced to the Standards over the course of their entry-to-practice practical nursing programs. The Standards are applicable to all practical nurses in all settings in which they practise in Manitoba, including clinical practice, research, education, and administration.

The Standards are organized into seven categories.

  • Professional Accountability
  • Competent Practice
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Client-Centred Practice
  • Collaborative Care
  • Client Records and Documentation
  • Leadership
The current version of the Standards of Practice and Conduct took effect on December 1, 2021. The Standards were updated with input from members of the profession, employers, educators, and many others.


Your Standards in Focus

To help CLPNM registrants become familiar with the new Standards, the CLPNM will be posting articles throughout 2022. Check back each month for information that will help you understand and apply your professional responsibilities.

Jurisprudence Education Module

The CLPNM’s Jurisprudence Education Module will provide you with knowledge of the legislation and professional standards that guide and direct the profession of practical nursing in Manitoba.

There are 10 units in the module, and together, they will take you approximately 95 minutes to complete.