Be a voice for Islanders: Apply to be appointed to the CLPNPEI Council

Canadians are entitled to safe competent and ethical nursing care. When you are a Councillor on the CLPNPEI Council, you become a voice for people who use the health care system in Prince Edward Island. You use your nursing knowledge to bring insight, oversight and foresight to Council decisions that protect the public, maintain public trust in nursing care and build confidence in nursing regulation.[1]

If you want to make a difference for Islanders, joining the CLPNPEI Council might be for you.

What is Council?

The Council is the governing body of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island. It sets the strategic direction for regulating practical nursing in Prince Edward Island, and establishes the goals, objectives and policies of the College.

Who is appointed to Council?

Members of the public and licensed practical nurses who are interested in being involved in advocating for the public. They are effective and constructive communicators who are able to make decisions based on evidence and are willing to listen and learn. Their sole focus when making decisions is what is best for the public. The Council is composed of six LPN members appointed by the Council of the CLPNPEI and three public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Want to know more about what it takes to be an ideal Councillor? As part of its governance journey the CLPNPEI has identified Ideal Councillor Characteristics that future Councillors would bring to Council.

What are the requirements for appointment to Council?

To qualify to apply for appointment, you must:

  • Complete the Council Application form and provide it to the CLPNPEI office by the Council Application form deadline date.
  • Be registered and in good standing in the CLPNPEI general register.
  • Live in the province of Prince Edward Island.

The following disqualifies you from applying for appointment to Council:

  • A person who is, or was within the past year, a member of the governing body of an advocacy organization for the regulated health profession.
  • A person whose conduct was found, within the past year, to constitute professional misconduct or incompetence under the RHPA or in another jurisdiction
  • A person who is a respondent in an ongoing complaint under the RHPA or in another jurisdiction.
  • A person who has been disqualified by Council from serving on Council or a committee in the last three years.

What is the application process?

  • The Council is currently seeking to fill one LPN Councillor position.
  • If interested, please complete the CLPNPEI Council Application form.
  • Applications for the Council positions will open on March 5, 2021.
  • The Council Application form deadline date is March 19, 2021.
  • The completed application form may be mailed or scanned and emailed to the CLPNPEI office by the Council Application form deadline date.

CLPNPEI

155 Belvedere Avenue, Suite 204

Charlottetown PE

C1A 2Y9

info@clpnpei.ca

  • The CLPNPEI Council will review the applications and the successful applicant(s) will be selected for appointment to Council from the eligible pool of applicants.

What are the terms of office for CLPNPEI Councillors?

A Councillors term of office shall not exceed three years. A Councillor may serve more than one term of office but shall not serve more than six consecutive years.

For further information please contact the CLPNPEI Staff at:

Dawn Rix-Moore, Executive Director –  drix-moore@clpnpei.ca

Kimberley Jay, Registrar – kjay@clpnpei.ca


[1] Adapted from http://www.cno.org/en/learn-about-standards-guidelines/magazines-newsletters/the-standard/September-2018/Run-for-Council/

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