BCCNM's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (PDF) 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.
In December 2015, the BC government signed into law a revised
Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation. BCCNM has developed standards, limits and conditions to complement the Regulation and is beginning a gradual implementation by working collaboratively with LPNs, employers, educators and others.
LPN practice will not change until employers have appropriate policies in place
Employers will need time to determine what changes will take place in their organization and when those changes will happen
BCCNM will continue to work closely with LPNs, employers and others about how to apply the standards, limits and conditions in the workplace
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Contact BCCNM if you are an LPN who is carrying out activities that are not included in BCCNM's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses
Additional education is a key concept identified in BCCNM's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
This resource (PDF) 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.
Wondering if an activity is within the scope of practice for LPNs? Drop us a line