Continuing Competency Program

The CLPNNL has the legislated responsibility to promote safety and protect the public through the provision of safe, competent, ethical nursing care by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).  In keeping with this requirement, the CLPNNL implemented a mandatory Continuing Competency Program (CCP) for LPNs in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017.

CCP is a formal process of assessing the knowledge, skills and judgment of a professional practitioner. The CCP promotes safe, ethical and competent life-long nursing practice by requiring LPNs to reflect on their practice, identify opportunities to broaden their knowledge base, increase their skill capacity, and enhance their individual scope of practice.

Every LPN in every practice setting in Newfoundland and Labrador is required to participate in CCP each year to maintain their license. LPNs are accountable for their practice and actions at all times and have a professional obligation to attain and maintain competence relevant to their specific area(s) of practice.

The documents below provide additional information on the CCP. Applicable forms may be completed online and printed. LPNs should have these forms available if selected for the annual audit.