Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


Salary Range
$53,000 – $70,000

Recommended High School Courses
Senior 4
Chemistry 40S
Physics 40S
Math 40S
English 40S or French 40S
Biology 40S is required

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba

LPN’s provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses, or other health team members. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctor’s offices, clinics and community health centres. Operating room technicians are included in this unit group.
LPN’s perform some of the following duties:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate nursing care plans
  • Provide nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
  • Perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection
  • Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects
  • Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care
  • Initiate, monitor and discontinue intravenous therapy
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