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Determining Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice

Document Type: Practice Guideline
Effective: January 16, 2024
Executive: Executive


Nursing scope of practice is complex, and this guideline is designed to promote critical thinking and support Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in working to their optimal scope of practice.

This guideline was created to help registrants and employers determine if a specific activity is within the LPN scope of practice. The document assists registrants with making decisions about their individual scope of practice by supporting their professional judgment while also permitting flexibility in practice.