Latest Self-Study Courses: Infection Prevention & Control + Anaphylaxis

Posted on: April 13, 2017 by CLPNA


Two new online self-study courses are now available from ‘Study with CLPNA‘.

Infection Prevention and Control Self-Study Course

In healthcare settings, IPC measures are enhanced to protect more vulnerable populations from acquiring healthcare-associated infections. These types of infections can increase hospital lengths of stay, cause patient health complications and may even result in death.

This self-study course provides the information nurses need to know about new and evolving infections and prevention.

Infection Prevention and Control Self-Study Course

Anaphylaxis Self-Study Course


Nominations to CLPNA Council welcome province-wide until May 31

Posted on: April 12, 2017 by CLPNA


Due to a change in term length, most of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are eligible to run in this year’s Elections to the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Four of the most populous Districts will be holding elections on June 14 for District Representatives.

Edmonton and Calgary are electing for three-year terms, while Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray are one-year terms. The unusual one-year terms are a result of the Council Terms of Office Transition Plan approved last March. By 2018, all Districts will be on a staggered schedule of three-year terms.

Edmonton will see a fresh face this year, as District 4’s representative Diane Larsen ends her tenure in August. Council members are restricted to two consecutive terms of office in the same district.


Three-Year Term


Nursing regulators release ‘Medical Assistance in Dying Guidelines for Nurses in Alberta’

Posted on: April 07, 2017 by CLPNA

A new document, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Guidelines for Nurses in Alberta, will supersede all previous information provided to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses on the subject.

The Guideline includes a legislative overview and background of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada. Additionally, the eligibility, safeguards and provincial requirements are also included to create a framework from which the guidelines stem.

Download MAID Guideline

The document was collaboratively developed by the Tri-Nursing Group (the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta). CLPNA’s Council approved it on March 23, 2017.

The Guideline unpacks key information of interest to LPNs, including:


For National Nursing Week events, how to order LPN prizes and giveaways

Posted on: March 29, 2017 by CLPNA


National Nursing Week is coming May 8-14, 2017, and everywhere Licensed Practical Nurses will be celebrating their peers and their profession.

For those parties, those luncheons, those celebratory event, nurses may order complimentary LPN-branded products from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. These Special Event Kits contain clever and cool items to be used as prizes or giveaways.

Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for events in Alberta. Product type and number of items depends on the number of expected attendees and number of requests received. There is no guarantee of receiving one (1) item per event attendee.

Special Event Kits can be ordered until April 7 by email or fax using the Special Event Kit Request Form below.

DOWNLOAD – Special Event Kit Request Form (PDF)

Request Deadline: April 7, 2017


WEBINAR: LPNs Supporting Caregivers (April 18 or 20)

Posted on: March 27, 2017 by CLPNA


In partnership with Caregivers Alberta, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta presents “LPNs Supporting Caregivers”, a webinar created exclusively for Licensed Practical Nurses.

This presentation is designed especially for those LPNs who would like information on:

  • The relationship between Caregivers and LPNs
  • Understanding the role and experience of the Caregiver
  • Strategies LPNs can use to support Caregivers
  • Resources available in Alberta

Register below!

LPNs Supporting Caregivers Webinar


Who is your biggest fan? Nominations for non-LPN Interprofessional Award ends March 23

Posted on: March 16, 2017 by CLPNA


A DOCTOR? A director? A nurse manager? Who is the biggest fan of LPNs in your workplace? 

This is your chance to have them recognized and honoured!

A final one-week window has just opened for LPNs to submit a nomination for the CLPNA’s Interprofessional Development Award.

Nominations accepted until Thursday, March 23 at 11:55pm (MDT). 


CLPNA clarifies LPN reference in CNA draft Code of Ethics

Posted on: March 09, 2017 by CLPNA

UPDATE (Mar. 10/17) – The following message was updated to provide additional clarity. 

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has recently become aware that the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is undertaking a review of the Canadian Nurses Association’s draft Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), a non-regulatory body, has created the DRAFT Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses with input from RNs and PN Canada (the PN associations from Ontario and British Columbia).

Due to our regulatory mandate, and as the professional regulatory body for Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta, CLPNA is a member of the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators.

The Council of the CLPNA adopted the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulator’s Code of Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada in 2013, which Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta are expected to abide by.

RELATED – CLPNA adopts New Standards, Code of Ethics, more

The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta is the professional and regulatory body for Alberta’s Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.

Questions? Contact Shirley Pate, Director of Policy, at, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

“Caring for Caregivers” Navigator Workshop in Edmonton, Calgary

Posted on: February 23, 2017 by CLPNA


UPDATE (Mar. 17/17) – The workshops have been rescheduled from March to June. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

Want to support to your client’s caregivers, but aren’t sure how?

Family caregivers have been referred to as the backbone of the healthcare system because they are vital, yet invisible, and often vulnerable themselves.  There are more than 600,000 caregivers in Alberta, who care for family members and friends with challenges such as illness, disability or aging.

DOWNLOAD Registration Form

Join us June 20 March 28 in Edmonton or June 22 March 30 in Calgary for CLPNA’s one-day workshop, presented in partnership with Caregivers Alberta, to learn about the Navigator Program.