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 becoming a LPN in Canada, please read  the Canadian Council of Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) document.

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada Requisite Skills and Abilities

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