New Practice Directives

The CLPNPEI has collaborated with the College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (CRNPEI) to develop four new practice directives. CLPNPEI’s practice directives provide practical nurses, employers, and the general public with information regarding the professional accountability and expectations of practical nurses in Prince Edward Island.  They reflect relevant legislation and are designed to help practical nurses understand their responsibilities and legal obligations, so they can make safe and ethical nursing decisions. To find out more about the new practice directives, click on the link below;

CLPNPEI Bylaw Changes

Section 10(1) of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) authorizes the CLPNPEI Council to establish bylaws related to the management and operation of the College which include procedures for making, amending and revoking bylaws. Bylaw changes were enacted by Council on June 17th, 2020 a summary of changes and the updated Bylaw document can be viewed here.

Office Closure – Effective Immediately

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

Coronavirus Resources

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

Resources for the Public

To learn more about the virus, visit the World Health Organization’s info page and the government of Canada’s Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.