Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) care for ill, injured or recovering patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, and group homes. Some of the duties performed by LPNs include administrating prescribed medications, starting intravenous fluids, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions. (Adapted from O*net Online).

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The University of Manitoba does not offer the training required to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  Visit the links below to learn more about Practical Nursing accredited programs in Manitoba and Canada. (Note that the UM offers the training required to become a Registered Nurse. Select the link to the right to learn more). If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance with planning your career and educational pathway, visit Career Services.

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Information for foreign-trained Licensed Practical Nurses - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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