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Nursing standards for licensed practical nurses (LPNs)


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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 Need help or advice?

​For further information on the Standards of Practice or professional practice matters, contact us:

  • Email practice@bccnp.ca
  • 604.742.6200 (Metro Vancouver)
  • Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only)