New document replaces Baseline Competencies

The Entry to Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses have now replaced Baseline Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses' Professional Practice. This new document describes entry-level competencies for LPNs in BC and across Canada. It takes effect July 2, 2014.

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10 practice standards LPNs need to know about Where did the Code of Ethics go?

CLPNBC’s Practice Standards set out requirements related to specific aspects of LPN practice. They link with other CLPNBC standards, policies and bylaws and all legislation relevant to LPN practice. Review all 10 to determine which ones are most important for your practice.

Until recently, CLPNBC’s Code of Ethics (2004) outlined the ethical requirements for LPNs. However, effective May 1, 2014, and in keeping with our mandate under the Health Professions Act, CLPNBC’s Board replaced the Code of Ethics with the Professional Standard on Ethical Practice.

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Annual General Meeting Did you know?

June 11! All meeting materials are available on CLPNBC's website. Registrants must show current photo ID in order to receive a voting card. REMINDER: The Proxy Deadline is June 3, 2014. Proxy forms received after the posted deadline or brought to the 2014 AGM will not be accepted.

Dennis (LPN) works in a supportive housing project with Jonas (RN). Charlie is a client with paraplegia who has a well-established suprapubic stoma
and care needs. He is unable to change the suprapubic catheter on his own.

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Announcements & Acknowledgements

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