Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of PEI
The purpose of the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island is to regulate the practice of licensed practical nurses so as to ensure a high standard of practice and safeguard the welfare of the public with regard to services by licensed practical nurses.
What is the function of the council?
The functions of the council are to:
- (a) prescribe approved training programs and other initial and continuing qualifications for registration;
- (b) assess applications and decide if applicants qualify for registration;
- (c) keep the official register of registered practitioners and issue licenses;
- (d) prescribe standards of practice and ethical guidelines for licensed practical nurses;
- (e) monitor adherence to established standards and guidelines, ensure that complaints are investigated, and exercise discipline or remediation of licensed practical nurses by revocation, restriction or suspension of a license, by reprimand, retraining requirement, fine or other means.
Primary Role: Non-adjudicative
- Strategic Development
- Professional Organization
How many people are on the council?
The council is composed of nine persons, nominated by the Association except in clause (c), and appointed by the Minister, of whom:
- (a) four are licensed practical nurses who are considered to be knowledgeable of the perspective of the Association;
- (b) one is a layperson who is considered to represent the perspective of the general public;
- (c) one is a registered nurse nominated by the Association of Nurses of Prince Edward Island, who is considered knowledgeable of the perspective of that Association;
- (d) one is a member of a profession or occupational group other than registered nursing which is authorized by this Act to direct licensed practical nurses, who is considered to be knowledgeable of the perspective of fellow practitioners;
- (e) one is a person who is considered to be knowledgeable of the perspective of the education system of the province; and
- (f) one is a person who is considered to be knowledgeable of the perspective of the overall health and community services system in the province.
What are the requirements of council members?
- (a) successful completion of an approved training program at the community-college level, or of such training
- (b) as may be determined equivalent, in accordance with the regulations;
- (c) acquisition of such further clinical or practical experience as may be prescribed;
- (d) professional competency, as demonstrated by such examination as may be prescribed or as the Board may otherwise recognize;
- (e) currency of professional knowledge and skills, as indicated by such requirements as may be prescribed regarding recentness of training, examination, active practice, or refresher program.
Work & Experience Requirements
Dependant on position
Dependant on position
What are the nomination requirements?
Statutory Nomination Requirements
One lay person who is considered to represent the perspective of the general public. The Association nominates and the Minister appoints the lay person.
Will I get paid?
What is the time commitment of the council?
Four day-long meetings/year (plus four hours of preparatory reading). The AGM and fall conference (optional) would be two full days.
Term is a maximum of three years. Terms shall be arranged or adjusted to ensure that there will not be a turn-over of more than four members in any year. Board members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|Nicole Heffell||Prince County||Sept 10, 2019||Sept 10, 2022|
|Connie Bryanton-Arsenault||Prince County||Sept 10, 2019||Sept 10, 2022|
|Shelley Connick||Queens County||Feb 21, 2017||Feb 21, 2020|
|Dr, Declan Fox (medical profession)||Prince County||Oct 31, 2017||Oct 31, 2020|
|Doreen Gillis||Queens County||Feb 21, 2017||Feb 21, 2020|
|Sharon Drake||Queens County||Feb 21, 2017||Feb 21, 2020|
|Laurie Pineau||Queens County||Feb 21, 2017||Feb 21, 2020|
|Lindsey Doucette||Queens County||Sept 10, 2019||Sept 10, 2022|
|Ms Vicki Bryanton (education system)||Queens County||Dec 31, 2017||Dec 31, 2020|
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
Who can I contact?
Health Policy and Programs