The latest edition of the LPN Competency Profile (CP) is available for Download. This profile outline the psychomotor competencies/skills that are within the LPN Professional Scope of Practice. This edition has replaced the “coil bound” 2008 version. There will be no printed or bound 2012 edition, however, you can purchase a 1 GB USB drive with the CP, as well as many other CLPNNS documents, pre-loaded on the flash drive for a cost of $10.00 (includes s & h).
Mastery of any competency/skills listed in this profile, in of itself, does not necessarily mean the LPN can engage in its practice independently. The independence of LPN practice is based on the context of practice. This means the more predictable the client, the more independence of the LPN practice. Conversely, as the needs of the client change and become less predictable or more variable, the greater the need for the LPN to collaborate with an appropriate care provider to make decisions together.
Context of Practice
The sum total of a relationship between three variables:
Nurse Competency: A nurses’ knowledge, skill and judgment to master a psychomotor task;
Client Needs: Plan of care, including priority problems, outcomes, interventions and the level of predictability or complexity, and;
Practice Environment: Clinical mentors, practice supports (resources, references, equipment) and policy.
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