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Nursing standards for licensed practical nurses (LPNs)

LPN Standards of Practice Framework

The LPN Standards of Practice framework comprises three components:

  • Professional Standards
  • Practice Standards
  • Scope of Practice

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Professional standards

Professional standards describe the behaviours that LPNs must demonstrate in their practice. These standards apply to LPNs in all areas of practice.

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Scope of practice

Scope of practice standards describe the standards, limits and conditions related to activities LPNs are educated and authorized to perform.

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Practice standards

Practice standards set out requirements for practice and provide information about specific aspects of LPN practice.

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Practice resources

Resources to help understand and apply the standards.

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