The Role of the CLPNS

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Saskatchewan (CLPNS) has the duty to regulate the licensed practical nurse profession in a manner that serves and protects the public of Saskatchewan. The CLPNS does not advocate on behalf of or in the interests of its LPN members.

What We Do

  • Serve and protect the Saskatchewan public
  • Make decisions in the public interest and not in the interests of CLPNS members
  • Regulate the profession and govern according to The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000 and the bylaws
  • Assure the public of the knowledge, skill, proficiency and competency of the profession’s members
  • Intervene in cases of unacceptable practice through a comprehensive Complaints, Investigation and Discipline process
  • Approve practical nurse education programs
  • Establish, maintain and enforce:
    • registration requirements
    • a continuing competency program
    • Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

Our Vision

Quality Nursing Care through Partnership in the Public Interest.

Our Mission

Public protection through the regulation of the Licensed Practical Nurse profession.

Our Success Statement

  • CLPNS demonstrates regulatory performance by meeting all Regulatory Performance Standards. Its governance practices and decisions are consistently focused on the public interest and are evidence driven.
  • CLPNS is partnered with stakeholders in healthcare regulation to reduce public risk and harm.
  • The LPN profession collectively and individually prioritizes fitness to practice, while CLPNS differentiates lack of wellness from misconduct.
  • LPNs practise safely and instill confidence in the profession by maintaining competence, engaging in self-reflection, and professional development.
  • The CLPNS is an authentic ally and demonstrates its allyship through the regulation of the profession and its presence as an organization.

Our Values in Action

  • Our programs, processes and communications reflect our commitment to public service.
  • We accomplish our mandate in collaboration with others.
  • We demonstrate our professionalism, our ethics and our competence every day.
  • We appreciate the uniqueness of every person we interact with and foster inclusive relationships built on mutual respect.
  • We lead by seeking new ideas and opportunities to add value to regulatory outcomes.
  • We demonstrate our commitment to authentic allyship in our decision-making, actions, and communications.