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Updating the LPN entry-to-practice competencies

Feb 11, 2019

The national Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses are being updated, and input from practising LPNs is needed!

We've already consulted with a number of stakeholders, including educators, new graduate LPNs, practice leads and others to identify major gaps and changes in LPN practice that should be reflected in the updated competencies. Now it's time to hear from all LPNs.

BCCNP will be sending a survey to all LPNs in B.C., as well as people who educate or work with LPNs. The survey will run from March 1–15, 2019, and is an opportunity for LPNs to validate the competencies and indicate where modifications may be needed. LPNs across the country will receive the same survey.

Once finalized, these new competencies will also help inform development of the new PN exam.

If you have any questions, please email