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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)Reference1 are health care professionals who work independently or in collaboration with other members of a health care team. LPNs assess clients and work in health promotion and illness prevention. They assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for clients.

They work in a variety of practice settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, community health centres and doctors’ offices. LPNs are currently regulated in all 13 provinces and territories.

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LPNs are referred to as registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Ontario.