Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses
Interpretative Documents

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL) develops Interpretive Documents to provide direction, promote clarity and give further explanation to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in relation to the expectations identified within the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics (2013).

Position Statements
Practice Guidelines

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL) develops Practice Guidelines that outline the LPN's accountability in specific practice contexts. These guidelines reflect legislation and are designed to assist LPNs to understand their responsibilities and legal obligation.

Competency Profile

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL), in accordance with the Licensed Practical Nurses Act (2005), has the legislative responsibility for regulating the practice of Licensed Practical Nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador. The mission of the CLPNNL is to protect the public by actively promoting safe, competent, and ethical nursing care.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL) advise that a revised competency profile has been approved by the CLPNNL Board effective September 1, 2019. This competency profile replaces the 2011 competency profile and its' 2016 addendum. 

The Competency Profile - Scope of Practice for LPN's articulates the skills that are approved by CLPNNL for inclusion into the scope of practice for LPN's in this province. It reflects the growing and diverse nature of competencies that LPN's are, or can be, educated to preform in the interest of safe, competent, compassionate, and ethical nursing service. Accompanying the scope of practice document are three appendices: a description of LPN practice; the process for delegation of function to a LPN: and, the process to advance the scope of practice for the practical nursing profession. 

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LPN's and other stakeholders are encouraged to review the competency profile in its entirety as the document introduction helps to frame the context for LPN practice. 

This document is maintained current on the CLPNNL website when printing a page or pages, the information is current as of the date of printing. 

The Competency Profile - Scope of Practice document can be found by clicking here.

Awards

Anne Keough Excellence in Leadership Award

The Anne Keough Excellence in Leadership Award in Nursing was specifically created to acknowledge and show appreciation to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who demonstrates excellence in leadership and commitment to the practical nursing profession. The award winner will receive a scholarship of $500.00 towards continuing education and a commemorative framed certificate.

For detailed information to complete the nomination process, please click on the following link: Anne_Keough_Leadership_Award_2019.pdf

Excellence in Practice Award

The Excellence in Practice award is designed to acknowledge and show appreciation to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who consistently demonstrates excellence in nursing practice. The award winner will receive a scholarship of $500.00 towards continuing education and a framed certificate.

For detailed information to complete the nomination process please click on the following link: Excellence_in_Practice_Award_2019.pdf