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LPN Scope of Practice

Scope​ of Practice for Li​​censed Practical Nurses ​

BCCNM's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses is based on the Regulation and sets out the activities that LPNs are educated and authorized to perform if employer policy permits it, and if the LPN has the competence.

Table of conten​​ts​​

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Scope of practice standards

Part 3: Activities that are not restricted

Part 4: Restricted activities for licensed practical nurses

Part 5: Medical assistance in dying




Ad​ditional education re​source

Additional education is a key concept identified in BCCNM's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses. A resourc​e has been developed for employers, LPNs and educators. They can use the components outlined in the document to review an existing course or to develop new education that fits within the definition of additional education.​​

Related re​​sources

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For further guidance on understanding and applying the standards of practice, contact our team by completing the Standards Support intake form.​