LPN Competencies

Competency Profile

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

Entry-Level Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses- Current 

Entry-Level Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses - 2022

 

 

 

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Immunization Competencies – Public Health Agency of CanadaAdditional Resources, Competencies12/03/2019833 KBadditional-resources competencies

Practice Guideline – Specialized Areas of PracticeCompetencies, Practice Guidelines08/28/20191.63 MBcompetencies practiceguidelines

Practice Guideline – Direct Intravenous PushCompetencies, Practice Guidelines08/28/2019976 KBcompetencies practiceguidelines

Practice Guideline – ImmunizationCompetencies, Practice Guidelines08/28/20191.10MBcompetencies practiceguidelines

Perioperative LPN – Standards of Practice & CompetenciesCompetencies, Standards01/01/20100.4 MBcompetencies standards

SALPN Competency ProfileCompetencies05/23/20172.5 MBcompetencies

Entry to Practice CompetenciesCompetencies01/01/20130.3 MBcompetencies

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