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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Licensed Practical Nurses find room to grow and excel in the operating rooms at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in the winter feature of CARE magazine.
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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:
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 email@example.com 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.
Hitting the radio waves across Alberta this December are ads featuring season’s greetings from Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses and the CLPNA.
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“LPNs will be there”
“LPNs: Dedicated to you”
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) invites you to attend our 2016 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference (www.CLPNAconference.com) on April 27-29, 2016.
This 3-day educational and professional development event features over 300 Licensed Practical Nurses, managers and affiliated health professionals engaging with: