In November, 2015, following requests from many LPNs across Newfoundland and Labrador, the CLPNNL began the process to determine if LPNs were supportive of a designated uniform color and, if so, what the color/s should be. See the announcement here.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased in introduce our newest Practice Guideline titled “Self-Employment”. The Practice Guideline, which was approved by the Board on April 15th, 2016, outlines the LPNs accountability and responsibilities when self-employed. This document also provides information on the considerations to follow when starting your own business. If you have questions, please contact Wanda Squires LPN, Practice Consultant at or phone 579-3843 ext. 206.

Download the document here.

CLPNNL Uniform Survey Follow-up

Please click the link below or copy and paste it to your browser to access the CLPNNL Follow-up Uniform Survey. This survey will be open until Friday, February 12th, 2016. If you are aware of LPNs who have not received this email, please share it with them. If you have questions regarding this survey, please contact either Wanda Wadman,, 579-3843, ext: 208 OR Wanda Squires,, 579-3843, ext: 206.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL) is excited to introduce its first edition of PRACTICE. This informative publication will include a wide array of information on nursing regulation, nursing licensure, nursing practice and many other health related topics.

CCPNR Announces Four New National Documents
Sept 13, 2013
The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) is pleased to announce the completion of a two part project to improve and expedite the assessment and integration of IEN’s into the Canadian health care system. Four new national nursing practice and policy documents have resulted and were approved by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL) Board.

On March 28, 2013, the Entry to Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada (document that describes the entry to practice competencies for practical nurses entering the profession in Canada) and Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada Requisite Skills and Abilities (evidence based document that describes the personal, physical and emotional requirements of the practical nursing profession for anyone considering practical nursing as a career as well for educators and regulators in decision making for applicant suitability) were approved.

On June 18, 2013, the Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada, (document defines the legal and professional expectations of practical nurse practice) and the Code of Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada, (document articulates the ethical and legal values and responsibilities LPNs uphold and promote) will become effective January 2014.

The new documents provide overall guidelines and describe the required level of performance against which actual practice can be measured. These documents were designed to increase harmonization and ease of mobility in Canada for both the Canadian LPN and the IEN that will meet regulatory needs today and in the future. These documents will assist and guide those considering entering the practical nursing profession, those enrolled in practical nursing programs, graduates of practical nursing programs, employers, potential employers, government and other stakeholders. It is hoped that most LPN jurisdictions in Canada will broadly adopt the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The Inter-jurisdictional LPN project was funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

In the coming months, the transition of communicating and introducing the new Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics documents will take place. The CLPNNL looks forward to having LPNs, practical nurse educators, employers and stakeholders participate in educational webinar sessions during the months of October and November. A new online interactive learning tool on ethics will also be available. Registration for the sessions will begin on Thursday October 3, 2013. Please contact Janice O’Neill 709-579-3843 Ext. 27 or to register for one of the sessions scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 1400 – 1500

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 1400 – 1500

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 1400 – 1500

Thursday, October 31, 2013 1400 – 1500

Thursday, November 14, 2013 1400 – 1500

Friday, November 15, 2013 1400 – 1500

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1400 – 1500

Friday, November 22, 2013 1400 – 1500

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1400 – 1500

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 1400 - 1500

Documents can be found the following link:

CCPNR Four New National Documents



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