What is an 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;

  • educated 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.

To find out more about the entry-level competencies for LPNs in Canada please click on the link below

Entry -Level Competencies for LPNs

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


The 2013 “Becoming a LPN in Canada Requisite Skills and Abilities English and French documents” have been removed as they are under consideration by the CCPNR.