STANDARDS OF PRACTICE & CODE OF ETHICS
The CLPNA adopted the Canadian Council of Practical Nurse Regulator’s (CCPNR) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as the documents required under the Health Professions Act.
- Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada (effective June 14, 2022) – The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada provide a national framework for LPN practice. The Standards of Practice define the legal and professional expectations of LPN practice.
- CCPNR Standards of Practice Glossary of Terms – This glossary explains some of the terms used in the CCPNR Standards of Practice.
- Code of Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada (effective June 3, 2013) – Articulates the values of the profession and the responsibilities that LPNs uphold and promote, and to which they are accountable.
- Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on Restricted Activities, Advanced Practice and Supervision (effective March 31, 2023)
- Reusable and Single-Use Medical Devices Standards (adopted from Alberta Health January 2020)
- Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct (in force May 31, 2023)
- Decision-Making Standards for Nurses in the Supervision of Health Care Aides (updated June 2010)
- Standards of Practice on the Continuing Competence Program (effective March 31, 2023)
REQUISITE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requisite Skills and Abilities identifies the essential requirements necessary for an individual to meet the demands of a career as an LPN in Canada.
- Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada: Requisite Skills and Abilities (effective June 3, 2013)