“A butterfly flaps its wings. Across the world, a hurricane is set in motion.” – Chaos Theory
An award-winning young Licensed Practical Nurse wears many hats in her quest to keep learning and building community while staying true to her rural roots in our feature article, “Rise. And Shine.” Learn the whole story, from Alberta to Guatemala, in the Winter 2016 issue of CARE magazine.
Think about the most exemplary Licensed Practical Nurse or healthcare professional you know. That person who exceeds expectations on the job and in the community. Is this the year they deserve to be recognized?
Nominations are open for the 2017 LPN Awards of Excellence until February 15, 2017.
LPN award recipients receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative crystal award, and are honoured in front of their peers by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) at the 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference Awards Dinner on April 27.
The new online Nomination Form is sure to make the process even easier. How to Nominate
Pat Fredrickson Excellence in Leadership Award (LPN)
The webinars are part of the Five Phase Donner-Wheeler Career Planning and Development Model: Scanning, Assessing, Visioning, Planning and Marketing. Mary M. Wheeler RN, MEd, PCC, partner in donnerwheeler, will be presenting.
Celebration70!, our 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference, proves to be another winner from this country’s top healthcare and motivational thinkers. To top it off, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of our profession with a formal gala Awards Dinner and some special surprises!
Over 400 Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides, and affiliated health professionals will join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the 2.5 day professional development event, April 26-28, 2017 in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.
LPNs are invited to register a Health Care Aide colleague who will receive a reduced rate to attend this event. During the conference’s concurrent sessions, we’re presenting a special workshop for HCAs and all health providers: “A Celebration of Health Care Aides and the Integration of a Palliative Approach”.
All LPNs and interested members of the public are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in Calgary on April 26.
The meeting takes place immediately before the annual CLPNA Conference celebrating the profession’s 70th Anniversary. This two and a half day event will connect 400 LPNs, employers, stakeholders and affiliated health professionals with information regarding nursing practice and professionalism.
CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00 – 5:30pm
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary, Alberta
The voices of five dedicated Licensed Practical Nurses can be heard in our latest public service announcements on GlobalTV, HUTV, CTV Digital and an Alberta-wide radio campaign in December through January.
As a professional nurse, LPNs primarily work in direct nursing care in acute care, community care and continuing care. With well-developed assessment and critical thinking skills, LPNs formulate nursing diagnoses, plan interventions, provide health education, and evaluate response to treatment in collaboration with clients and other health professionals.
But sometimes stories can better show the heart, and head, of a nurse.
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Licensed Practical Nurses supporting 8-year-old Enna and her family with pediatric home care
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) supports supervised consumption services (i.e., supervising safe injection of street drugs) and the role the Licensed Practical Nurse will take on in providing supervised consumption services and other harm reduction services. The CLPNA is pleased to partner with Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton (AMSISE) and to work in partnership with the provincial government and other organizations on this new initiative.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta applauds the growing number of entrepreneurial LPNs in our membership. As a regulated health professional, the LPN must take care to support their business with the nursing and legal policies and procedures necessary to protect the public. To support these entrepreneurs, the CLPNA created a new Practice Guideline “Independent Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse”.
On August 24, 2016, the federal government released the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The regulations outline how Canadians can access and possess cannabis and its derivatives to help manage the symptoms associated with a variety of disorders and conditions. The CLPNA has developed a FACT Sheet to let LPNs know how the ACMPR may impact their practice: “Cannabis for Medical Purposes – The Role of The Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta”.