To support the increase in health system needs in response to the current public health emergency, CLPNPEI has developed a rapid registration process to permit qualified, retired and out-of-province licensed practical nurses to work in Prince Edward Island. This work is in collaboration with regulators, government partners and employers. If you are not currently registered, are volunteering and have been contacted with an assignment by an employer as an LPN during the Covid-19 Pandemic — please complete the following application.
On March 16, the government of Prince Edward Island declared a public health emergency. Islanders are being asked to practice social distancing and work from home wherever possible. We take this direction very seriously and are committed to doing our part to keep Islanders safe.
CLPNPEI is Open to All Virtually
Due to the nature of our work, combined with our proactive response plan and modern infrastructure in place, we are able to remain open to the public and all stakeholders and continue to deliver services through phone and virtual technology. As a result, effective March 17, our physical office will close to the public, until further notice.
Staff are working to their full capacity to:
- Respond to phone and email requests
- Review applications and register LPNs
- Answer practice questions and deliver practice advice
- Respond to complaints and intervene if practice is unacceptable
You may contact staff by phone at 902-566-1512 or by email
In December 2019, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in the city of Wuhan, China. Since then, this respiratory virus has been reported in multiple countries, including Canada. On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 to be a public health emergency of international concern.
Resources for Health Professionals
The Public Health Agency of Canada has created a website outlining what health professionals need to know about COVID-19. LPNs should be reviewing this information regularly. In addition, the current status of COVID – 19 in Prince Edward Island is reported on the PEI government website https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-covid-19-infection-frequently-asked-questions