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LPN Practice Decision Making Tool

Document Type: Resource


This tool assists in determining safe and authorized practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Alberta. The following six key considerations provide guidance to determine if an area of practice or specific competency is appropriate for an LPN.

The application of this tool is shaped by legislation and regulation, the needs of the client, the practice environment, and individual nurse competence. In all areas of practice, LPNs are accountable to the profession’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.