This Profile describes the competencies within the Scope of Practice of LPNs in Saskatchewan.There are many stakeholders who will use the document, for a variety of purposes:
- It is a practical tool for use by educators to aid in the design and maintenance of educational programs and curriculum development;
- Licensed Practical Nurses use the Profile throughout their career as they plan and review their professional and career development;
- Employers and managers rely on the Profile for performance management and appraisal, continuing education, and policy/ procedure/ role development;
- Members of the public, other health care professionals, governments, internationally educated professionals and other stakeholders may use the Profile to obtain guidance regarding the practice and competencies of LPNs.
The competency profile is not intended to serve as a job description, policy manual, or a legislative practice document.
Entry to Practice Competencies
Entry to Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses is a document that describes the competencies expected of the entry-level licensed pratical nurse in Canada. The competencies describe the knowledge, skill, judgement and attitude required of beginning practictioners to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care. The document servers as a guide for curriculum development and for public and employer awareness of the practice exepectations of the entry-level licensed practical nurse.
The SALPN has adopted this document for use in Saskatchewan. The ELCs will be incorporated into the Practical Nursing program and tested on the national licensure exam in 2022
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|Immunization Competencies – Public Health Agency of Canada||Additional Resources, Competencies||12/03/2019||833 KB||additional-resources competencies|
|Practice Guideline – Specialized Areas of Practice||Competencies, Practice Guidelines||08/28/2019||1.63 MB||competencies practiceguidelines|
|Practice Guideline – Direct Intravenous Push||Competencies, Practice Guidelines||08/28/2019||976 KB||competencies practiceguidelines|
|Practice Guideline – Immunization||Competencies, Practice Guidelines||08/28/2019||1.10MB||competencies practiceguidelines|
|Perioperative LPN – Standards of Practice & Competencies||Competencies, Standards||01/01/2010||0.4 MB||competencies standards|
|SALPN Competency Profile||Competencies||05/23/2017||2.5 MB||competencies|
|Entry to Practice Competencies||Competencies||01/01/2013||0.3 MB||competencies|
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