In August 2019, the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) released the Entry Level Competencies (ELC) for LPNs. The competencies describe the knowledge, skill, judgement and attitude required of beginning practitioners to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care. This document is a foundation for curriculum development of PN education and also serves as a guide for public and employer awareness of the practice expectations of the entry-level practical nurse.
The CLPNPEI adopted this document for use in Prince Edward Island in 2022. The ELCs are incorporated into practical nursing curriculum and in the development of the Canadian practical nurse registration exam (CPNRE) in 2022.