Graduate Practical Nurses

Any person who wishes to practise as a graduate practical nurse (GPN) in Manitoba must be registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM).

An applicant for registration as a GPN may have their name entered on the register of graduate practical nurses once they have met all criteria for registration as an LPN, other than successfully completing the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination.

While waiting to complete the national examination, GPNs are required to practice under the supervision of another regulated nurse (LPN, RN or RPN). 

For more information regarding GPN registration and practice requirements, please see the Practice Direction on Graduate Practical Nurse Practice.