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The LPN Current Utilization Study was conducted to investigate the role and utilization of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in BC in 2003. The 2000 study on the Role and Utilization of LPNs and Care Aides in BC (Health Employers Association of BC and the Association of Unions) was an important reference point for the study. The project was interested in identifying what progress had been made since the 2000 study.

There was a particular focus on upgrading initiatives and increased utilization opportunities in regions of the province where LPNs have been supported to enhance their practice in accordance with the competencies expected for practice as identified by their regulatory body, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC).