Scope of Practice

The practice of practical nursing is the provision of nursing services for the purpose of treating health conditions, promoting health, preventing illness, and assisting individuals, families and groups to achieve an optimal state of health;
(Section 2(b) Licensed Practical Nurses Act/Regulations

Prince Edward Island LPNs collaborate with other professionals forming part of an interdisciplinary team providing health care and function autonomously and are accountable for all acts or omissions undertaken or occurring within the scope of his or her practice. They are fully responsible for the care they provide.

LPN practice in Prince Edward Island is also guided by:

Each individual nurse’s scope of practice is also influenced by employer policies and the nurse’s individual competencies.