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;

  • 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