SHOW & TELL Contest for your National Nursing Week pictures

Posted on: May 11, 2015 by CLPNA

National Nursing Week Contest

Let everyone know what nurses do by celebrating your team!

SHOW & TELL YOUR PHOTO of your National Nursing Week celebration on CLPNA’s Facebook Page or tweet to @CLPNA on Twitter starting Monday, May 11.

You may win one of 15 Individual Prizes worth $50 each or the Grand Prize worth over $200!

See Contest Rules for details. Contest closes Friday, May 15 at 3:00pm MDT.

Contest Rules


LPN Award Winners celebrate nursing excellence & diversity

Posted on: May 11, 2015 by CLPNA

Winners of the 2015 LPN Awards of Excellence: John McCullough, LPN; Shelley Scorgie, RN; Stacey Hall, LPN; and Darcy Shenfield, LPN (l to r)

A tremendous group of nurses were showered with applause by their peers at the annual CLPNA Awards Dinner on April 30.

All of the nominees and the winners of this year’s LPN Awards of Excellence are truly something special, and represent all the diversity and dedication of their professions. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is proud to honour them.

LPN winners received a commemorative crystal award and $1000. Award recipients are selected by a committee of the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs on behalf of CLPNA.

RELATED – About the LPN Awards of Excellence

Pat Fredrickson Excellence in Leadership Award


2100 LPNs verify Learning Plans in annual CCP Validation

Posted on: May 04, 2015 by CLPNA

CCPV logoMany LPNs requested that the CLPNA’s Continuing Competency Program Validation (CCPV) begin earlier and before summer. So, this year CCPV launched May 4 with approximately 20% of eligible members randomly selected to participate.

Participants are required to validate their Learning Plans from Registration Renewal applications for the previous two years (2013 and 2014). Proof of learning may also be requested. Webinars, an instruction guide, online Q&A’s, and phone support is provided.

Participants are notified by email and mail. They can also look for the “CCP Validation” tab visible on their Member Profile on


LPN progress highlighted in CLPNA’s 2014 Annual Report

Posted on: April 30, 2015 by CLPNA

CLPNA's 2014 Annual Report coverThe role of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is to act in the public interest by ensuring the care Albertans receive from Licensed Practical Nurses is safe, competent, ethical and relevant.

The Annual Report presents the highlights as the CLPNA honoured this commitment in 2014.

Improvements continue in all key areas including policy development, registration, education, complaint management and leadership.


Video: Highlights from 2014 (more…)

Attend for FREE: Geriatrics Seminars qualify for Grants

Posted on: April 24, 2015 by CLPNA

Barb Bancroft Seminars Clinical Focus on Geriatrics(UPDATE – Due to unforeseen circumstances, seminars in Grande Prairie have been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. The seminars in Edmonton and Calgary are proceeding as scheduled. – Updated May 12, 2015)

You don’t want to miss Barb Bancroft’s upcoming seminars on “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics” coming very soon to Grande Prairie (May 26, 27, 28) (UPDATE – Grande Prairie seminars cancelled), Edmonton (Sept. 9, 10, 11) and Calgary (Nov. 17, 18, 19).

Her day-long courses include polypharmacy, neurology of aging, and the geriatric heart. Attend 1, 2, or all 3 seminar days. (Complete descriptions below.)

You may be eligible to attend for FREE! Eligible LPNs (with an CLPNA Active Practice Permit living in Alberta) may qualify for 100% reimbursement for these courses through the Education Grant Program.

Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is author of four books, her latest, Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition’s Role in Health and Disease.

Invite a colleague! Seminars are open to all health professionals. Please, tell your co-workers and managers.

REGISTER TODAY for your preferred seminar(s), or for all three for a comprehensive geriatric education.

REGISTER – Registration Form for “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics”

The CLPNA is proud to host these events, part of our Strategic Plan to prepare LPNs for changing demographics in all care settings.

Seminar Dates and Locations

Location Date Seminar
Grande Prairie (UPDATE – CANCELLED)
May 26, 2015 Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie May 27 The Neurology of Aging
May 28 The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart
Edmonton Sept. 9 Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton Sept. 10 The Neurology of Aging
Sept. 11 The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart
Calgary Nov. 17 Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport Nov. 18 The Neurology of Aging
Nov. 19 The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart

Seminars are scheduled for 8:30am – 3:30pm.

3 Full-Day Seminars

Seminar 1 – Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls


Radio ads share LPN professionalism with everyday Albertans

Posted on: April 24, 2015 by CLPNA

ad_Radio_Ads_On_the_Air_600x400Two radio ads focused on the professionalism of Licensed Practical Nurses are running in Calgary and Edmonton from April 13 – May 10, 2015.

Created by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), the ads speak to everyday people faced with loved ones in need of care. Those who rely on the knowledge and compassion of LPNs each day.

One 30-second commercial features LPNs in an acute care setting in hospital, the other in dementia care. Seven stations across diverse genres are broadcasting the ads, including powerhouse 630 CHED.

The ads help meet the CLPNA’s Strategic Plan goal to “enhance communication and public awareness strategies to inform stakeholders of the competencies of the LPN”.

Listen to our Radio Ads


Strategic Plan sets fresh goals for LPN profession

Posted on: March 31, 2015 by CLPNA

CLPNA Strategic Plan 2015 coverThe College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) believes everyone in the health system needs to be looking forward and working together to create a high quality, responsive health system that meets the challenges of the future.

As part of CLPNA’s commitment to ensuring the Licensed Practical Nurse profession is equipped with the skills of tomorrow, the Council develops an annual Strategic Plan to guide CLPNA’s plans for the next three and 10 years.

This year’s Strategic Plan contains many changes from the 2014 edition including a transformed Vision statement, and many Business Plan items.

DOWNLOAD – CLPNA’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (PDF)

MOBILE DEVICES – CLPNA’s Strategic Plan 2015 (via Issuu)


“Blood Relations”: Calgary hematology clinic – CARE Magazine

Posted on: March 30, 2015 by CLPNA

CARE magazine Spring 2015 coverCalgary South Health Campus Hematology Clinic reaps the benefits of one Licensed Practical Nurse’s initiative to do more for patients and staff in the cover story of CARE magazine’s Spring issue.

More stories:

  • Research: Exercise programs for persons with dementia.
  • Legal Issues: Dealing with medication errors
  • Profile: From childhood cancer to pediatric nursing.
  • Highlights from CLPNA’s 5 Minute Communications Survey.
  • Watch Your Language: Accurate nursing documentation approaches.
  • Technology: Digital health tools making a difference.

CARE magazine shares healthcare information for and about Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) such as nursing practice, regulation, interprofessional collaboration, provincial and national nursing news.

DOWNLOAD – “Blood Relations” – CARE Magazine, Spring 2015 issue (PDF)


12 NEW Conference Sessions from clinical practice to personal health

Posted on: March 24, 2015 by CLPNA

2015 CLPNA AGM and ConferenceExplore 12 new informative, interesting and actionable concurrent sessions at the 2015 CLPNA AGM and Conference on April 29 to May 1, 2015.

RELATED – 12 new Concurrent Sessions appeal to nurses, health professionals

The conference features storytellers and expert presenters showcasing authentic practices in work and life presenting to 400 Licensed Practical Nurses, managers and affiliated health professionals.

RELATED – 2015 CLPNA AGM & Conference

The conference is hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta.


For more, see the 2015 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference.