Before You Begin Working
The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) is given the authority and responsibility to regulate LPNs in Saskatchewan by the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000. The purpose of regulation is to protect the public from practitioners who are unqualified, incompetent or unethical by approving education, ensuring competent practice, preventing poor practice and intervening in cases of unacceptable practice.
Before commencing employment, a nurse must hold a current Practicing (LPN) or Graduate (GLPN) license. LPN or GLPN licensure ensures that a nurse has met the registration and licensure requirements to deliver care to the residents of Saskatchewan. Current LPN or GLPN licensure is required to begin any aspect of Employment and/or to begin Employer Orientation. This concept also applies to Members who are Non-Practicing and wish to return to their former or new employment following a leave from nursing practice.
Without current LPN or GLPN licensure, a nurse does not have liability insurance protection and is not protected for the services rendered while working unlicensed.
For more information, please contact:
Cara Brewster, LPN
Public Protection: Registrar
2208 E Victoria Ave
Canada S4N 7B9
Toll Free: 888-257-2576
SALPN acknowledges the organization resides on traditional land, referred to as Treaty 4 Territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Salteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We honour and respect the treaties that were made on all territories and are committed to our partnership with Indigenous Nations in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.