The CLPNA’s Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 5th Edition (2020), made important changes from the previous edition arising from amendments to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse Profession Regulation in effect February 1, 2020.

The Competency Profile outlines the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and judgment required of the LPN profession in Alberta. The document also guides practical nurse curriculum development and supports employers to understand full scope of practice for determining LPN practice in their care settings. Additionally, it provides a foundation for the CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program by providing a reference for LPN ongoing assessment of individual competence.

Individual LPNs are not expected to possess all competencies outlined within this document and the degree of proficiency in each competency area may vary.


DOWNLOAD Competency Profile for LPNs, 5th Ed.

The complete 192-page Competency Profile is available for download, as are each individual competency section for your convenience.

See the ‘Competency Profile Overview’ and ‘Using the Profile’ in the introduction for importance guidance.


For guidance on LPN:

  • scope of practice
  • competencies
  • standards of practice
  • regulations
  • clinical practice

Email the CLPNA’s Practice Department

Ask CLPNA or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.

For guidance on the Continuing Competency Program or CCP Audit:

Email the CLPNA’s Registration Department

Ask CLPNA or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.