Alberta’s nursing regulators developing guidance on physician-assisted death

Posted on: February 08, 2016 by CLPNA



Recent decisions by the Supreme Court and the federal government regarding physician-assisted death has raised questions among nurses about the impact on their practice. In a proactive step, the three nursing regulators in Alberta are working to establish collaborative guidelines for their members.

On June 6, a new right to physician-assisted death in Canada will become law. Currently, individuals who wish to seek physician-assisted death during the four-month extension period between February 6 and June 6 may apply to a judge for authorization.


“Things Need to Change” with co-worker abuse: Alberta Health Regulators

Posted on: January 28, 2016 by CLPNA


In our workplaces, co-worker abuse is often the elephant in the room. It’s something people acknowledge is happening but they are often not properly equipped to deal with the issues in the right way.

Today, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and four other Alberta health regulators launched information and tools to help create a more positive workplace for you and your team. Because we believe Things Need to Change.


Issues, Solutions, Resources & One Good Thing a Day


Think Tank Report & presentations share “Health System of Tomorrow”

Posted on: January 22, 2016 by CLPNA

2015 CLPNA Think Tank logo

Imagine the health system of tomorrow. What role will hospitals play? What about home care? How will the work of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and other professionals be impacted?

Find out what local, national and international leaders on care forecast in “Health System of Tomorrow: Report of the 2015 CLPNA Think Tank” (PDF), including Alberta’s Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman.


Recruiting for Jurisprudence Exam Committee

Posted on: January 19, 2016 by CLPNA


To assist in the maintenance and development of our Jurisprudence Examination, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is recruiting volunteers for a Jurisprudence Exam Committee.

The Jurisprudence Examination is a multiple-choice, open-book exam designed by the CLPNA to help ensure Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta have the necessary knowledge to practice nursing safely within the legislative framework that exists in Alberta and Canada and understand their professional role and responsibilities. Successful completion of Exam is a registration requirement for select Applicants.


Co-worker abuse in healthcare addressed by 5 regulators on Jan 28

Posted on: January 15, 2016 by CLPNA


Live webinar explains why Things Need to Change

Almost everyone in the field of healthcare has been affected in some way by abusive behaviour among co-workers. Some have encountered physical abuse, while others have experienced more subtle forms of abuse that are not always so easy to define.

Professionals from the fields of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Hearing Aid Practitioners have come together to create a series of tools and information to help you understand the issue and suggest ways to deal with abusive behaviour in a positive, practical way.

Join us as we launch Things Need to Change on Thurs., Jan. 28 at 12:00pm MST.

REGISTER – Webinar to launch Things Need to Change

Things Need to Change is a collaborative project by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association, Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta, and Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists, and was funded by the Government of Alberta.


Award Nominations open for LPNs, LPN-supporters

Posted on: January 13, 2016 by CLPNA


Honour a shining star in your workplace by nominating them for an Award of Excellence.

There are three Awards available for Licensed Practical Nurses and one for supportive non-LPN health care leaders in Alberta.

LPN award recipients receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative crystal award, and are honoured by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) at the 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference Awards Dinner on April 28.

Nominations open until February 29, 2016.

Nominate a Licensed Practical Nurse

DOWNLOAD – 2016 LPN Awards of Excellence Nomination Form (PDF)


Practice Consultant position available with CLPNA

Posted on: December 30, 2015 by CLPNA

Join our Team

An exciting and rewarding position within our Practice Team is now available at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

The Practice Consultant will receive, monitor and respond to professional practice inquiries or issues, complete trend analysis, and participate in development and implementation of practice support within the College. The Practice Consultant represents the CLPNA and the LPN profession provincially and nationally and is committed to advancing the organization.

If your passion is to represent the CLPNA and the LPN profession, please consider applying.

Click below to read the Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION – CLPNA Practice Consultant (PDF)

We are no longer accepting resumes for this position. Thank you to all applicants. Submit your cover letter and resume to Donna Doerr, HR Assistant, at or fax to 780-484-9069 on or before January 8, 2016.

CLPNA is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Radio ads bring Season’s Greetings from Alberta’s LPNs

Posted on: December 17, 2015 by CLPNA


Hitting the radio waves across Alberta this December are ads featuring season’s greetings from Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses and the CLPNA.

Listen to the Radio Ads

“LPNs will be there”


“LPNs: Dedicated to you”


LPNs ‘evolving for a new tomorrow’: 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Posted on: December 16, 2015 by CLPNA

2016 AGM and Conference logo
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) invites you to attend our 2016 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference ( on April 27-29, 2016.

RELATED – Website for 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference

This 3-day educational and professional development event features over 300 Licensed Practical Nurses, managers and affiliated health professionals engaging with: