Role of the SALPN

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) is given the authority and responsibility to regulate Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) 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.

The Act authorizes Practical Nursing to be a self-regulating nursing profession and establishes a Council to oversee the regulation of the profession.  The SALPN Council consists of five elected LPNs, three government appointed public representatives and the Executive Director, who is hired by Council.

The SALPN registers and issues licenses to LPNs from within the province or outside the province/country who meet the entry to practice requirements as set out for the profession.  Anyone practising as an LPN in Saskatchewan must hold a current Practising License or Graduate Practical Nurse license to practice.

It is the duty of SALPN at all times:

  1. to serve and protect the public, and
  2. to exercise its powers and discharge responsibilities in the public interest and not in the interest of the membership.

The objectives of SALPN are:

  1. to regulate the practice of the profession and govern the members in accordance with the Act and the bylaws; and
  2. to assure the public of the knowledge, skill, proficiency, and competency of the members in the practice of practical nursing.

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Vison

Excellence in the regulation of Licensed Practical Nurses

Mission

Protect the public through regulation of the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Saskatchewan

 

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Values

Integrity
Being accountable for our actions and decisions guided by honesty, fairness and transparency

Quality
Promoting excellence through the creation and application of policy in professional nursing regulation

Professionalism
Nursing regulation supportive of nurses continuously building competence, knowledge, skills and expertise to offer the highest quality care

Respect
Creating a culture of equity, inclusiveness and diversity within the SALPN, the membership and external stakeholders

OFFICE LOCATION

SALPN
2208 E Victoria Ave
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4N 7B9

Phone: 306-525-1436
Toll Free: 888-257-2576
Fax: 306-347-7784

hours of operation

Monday - Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 4:00PM
The office is closed on Fridays.

Closed All Statutory Holidays

CONTACT US

Registration: registration@salpn.com
Practice & Standards Inquiries: practice@salpn.com
Other Inquiries: info@salpn.com

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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. 

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