The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island (CLPNPEI) is the professional regulatory body that governs the practice of licensed practical nurses in Prince Edward Island. The purpose of the college is to regulate the practice of practical nurses so as to ensure a high standard of practice and safeguard the welfare of the public with regard to services by licensed practical nurses.

What is a LPN?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are regulated health care professionals who provide nursing care to a diverse clientele in variety of settings. They practice as members of inter-professional 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 CLPNPEI requirements for professional practice
  • bound by Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, 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 Prince Edward Island must be registered with the CLPNPEI.

If you have questions about the nursing competencies and role of Prince Edward Island LPNs please contact the CLPNPEI at 902-566-1512 or drix-moore@clpnpei.ca


Effective April 1, 2018, the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Licensed Practical Nurses Regulations (Regulations) provide the legal framework for the profession of practical nursing in Prince Edward Island. They grant CLPNPEI its authority to govern practical nurses in the interest of the public.

In accordance with the RHPA and the LPN Regulations, CLPNPEI is authorized to maintain registers of practical nurses, establish entry-to-practice requirements, establish standards of education, develop standards and codes to guide the profession, ensure continuing competence, issue practice directives, and oversee the conduct of practical nurses.

The RHPA Act also grants the CLPNPEI Council authority to make by laws to govern the affairs of CLPNPEI.