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Establishment of a New Practical Nurse Program

Document Type: Operational Policy
Last Updated: March 3, 2023
Approver: Executive


The CLPNA program review team conducts reviews of any proposed new programs and presents their findings to the Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC). ESAC reviews the findings from the program review team and makes a recommendation for program approval to CLPNA’s Council via the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The purpose of this policy is to explain the requirements and process for establishing a new Practical Nurse (PN) program. This policy outlines the processes, phases, timelines, and outcomes of establishing a new program.