What is an LPN?

Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are regulated health care professionals who provide nursing care to clients in variety of health care settings. They practice as members of interprofessional teams and autonomously. They are fully responsible for the care they provide.

Licensed Practical Nurses are

  • trained in the theory and practice of nursing
  • registered, following confirmation that they meet the CLPNM’s requirements for professional practice
  • bound by standards of professional and ethical practice, and
  • accountable for maintaining and building their professional nursing competence throughout their career.

Any individual who wishes to practice as a licensed practical nurse in Manitoba must be registered with the CLPNM.

If you have questions about the nursing competencies and role of Manitoba’s LPNs please contact the CLPNM Practice Department at  204-663-1212, 1-877-663-1212, or email us.

For information on the LPN Scope of Practice, please see here.