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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

In Manitoba, in order to become an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you must:

  • earn a diploma in Practical Nursing by taking a two year diploma program
  • be registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM)

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Nursing Careers Page

LPNs work in partnership with other members of the health care team to combine:

  • nursing knowledge,
  • skills and judgment when treating health conditions,
  • promoting health,
  • preventing illness and assisting clients to achieve an optimal state of health.

LPNs assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for clients as the disease life cycle progresses and through palliative stages.

LPNs careers are most appropriately suited to patients with less complex needs, and patients with stable and predictable conditions.

Many employment opportunities exist for LPNs and continue to be in demand by employers. LPNs find employment in tertiary, acute and community hospitals, long term care facilities, personal care homes, medical clinics, home care, doctors’ offices and in the community in various capacities. As well, some entrepreneurial LPNs are establishing their own businesses.