Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Atlantic Canada practise both independently and collaboratively with other members of the health care team in a wide variety of health care settings (e.g., hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics). In heath care, all health professionals are expected to work collaboratively with each other and in partnership with the patient/client (the person receiving care). To practise as a LPN one must complete one to two years of post-secondary education at a community college receiving a diploma.
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This self assessment tool is designed to help Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) understand the Canadian licensed practical nursing profession. It provides information about what licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in Canada are expected to know and do. The tool will outline the competencies, skills, and abilities that licensed practical nurses must have to apply for licensure (or registration) in a Canadian province or territory.