What is 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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LPNs, are you interested in serving the public as a member of the SALPN Council? Did you know the SALPN is delegated the responsibility to regulate the profession on behalf of the government? Watch this video to learn more about the role.https://salpn.com/wp-content/uploads/Council-Elections-Informational-Video-v2.mp4

The regulation of professions is a provincial responsibility, but part of the responsibility is harmonizing with the regulators of other Canadian provinces. Nursing regulators from across Canada and the NNAS are discussing assessment of nursing education from around the world.

Beginning in 2022, LPNs writing the licensure exam will be tested on updated entry level competencies. You can review them here: https://salpn.com/wp-content/uploads/CCPNR-ELCs_2020E-SALPN-LOGO.pdf

Are you aware of the formalities of the disciplinary process? SALPN has created a new document to help understand disciplinary proceedings. Find it here: https://salpn.com/wp-content/uploads/Disciplinary-Proceedings-Doc.pdf #publicprotection

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 - Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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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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