Developing authentic patient relationships at CLPNA Conference

Posted on: November 20, 2014 by CLPNA

2015 CLPNA AGM and ConferenceNew topics have been added to the 2015 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.

Join the CLPNA in Banff this Spring to hear from incredible storytellers and expert presenters, and strengthen your understanding of how to develop authentic patient relationships in-person and online.

RELATED – Detailed Program for the 2015 CLPNA AGM & Conference

“Leading the Way: My Journey to Authentic Health Care Practice”

Dr. James Makokis is a proud Cree from the Saddle Lake First Nation in Northern Alberta, where he currently practices Family Medicine. James has served as the National Spokesperson for the National Aboriginal Health Organization’s “Lead Your Way” National Aboriginal Role Model Program. Dr. Makokis is also an active volunteer and currently serves on several boards including the Aboriginal Wisdom Committee of Alberta Health Services, Indspire (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.

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December 1 is deadline for 2015 Registration Renewal

Posted on: November 06, 2014 by CLPNA

2015 Registration Renewal logoThousands of Licensed Practical Nurses have already completed their 2015 Registration Renewal application, and the CLPNA encourages the remaining nurses to complete theirs by the December 1 deadline.

Because of the deadline, the final days in November tend to be the busiest for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Members are strongly urged to renew early for quickest access to customer service and the lowest rate.

Fee goes up Dec 2

The renewal fee for an Active Practice Permit increases to $380 on December 2. Online renewal ends December 31.

For those who renewed in October, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) will announce the winner of the “Renew Early & Win $350″ Contest in mid-November.

RELATED – Registration Renewal webpage

CLPNA closed for Christmas week

Members anticipating contacting the CLPNA for help with Registration Renewal are reminded that the office is closed for Christmas week (December 22-26) and additional holiday hours.

RELATED – CLPNA Office Hours

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Ebola Virus Disease guidance for Licensed Practical Nurses

Posted on: October 31, 2014 by CLPNA

ad_Ebola_300x200Though the risk to Canadians from Ebola Virus Disease is very low, the CLPNA believes Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can best protect the public from the disease through early education and access to the latest resources.

Information on this virus is changing quickly. Stay current to stay safe.

This information will be updated as necessary.

 

Expectations

The CLPNA expects LPNs to fulfill their professional commitment to clients, employers, and the public by providing safe, compassionate, and ethical care.

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South Zone representative appointed to Council

Posted on: October 27, 2014 by CLPNA
CLPNA Council 2014

CLPNA Council 2014

At the October 24 Council Meeting, Richelle Sutherland, LPN, was appointed as District Representative for the South Zone (Lethbridge to Medicine Hat and area), formally known as District 1.

Her term will be from 2014 to 2016.

The next scheduled Council meeting is on December 5.

RELATED – About CLPNA’s Council

Through Policy Governance, the Council of the CLPNA is responsible for establishing, maintaining and monitoring Bylaws, Regulations, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics, and approving practical nurse education programs.

Think Tank plans future of seniors and dementia care

Posted on: October 22, 2014 by CLPNA

ad_ThinkTank2014_ProgramLogo_300x200Minister of Health Stephen Mandel will share Alberta’s vision for seniors health when he opens the second Think Tank event for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on Thursday, October 23.

“The face of seniors care in Alberta is changing,” states Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, Council President, in the welcome to the CLPNA’s second Think Tank event. “The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta believes we all need to be looking forward and working together to create a high quality, responsive health system that meets the challenges of the next 15 or more years.”

The Think Tank features thought-leaders from Europe, Canada, and Alberta. These innovators in the field of seniors care and dementia will share their insights and what it means for LPNs, partners and stakeholders in health care.

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Contest encourages LPNs to “Renew Early & Win $350*”

Posted on: October 16, 2014 by CLPNA

ad_2014_Ready_set_win_panelA $350 incentive awaits Licensed Practical Nurses who complete their Registration Renewal by November 1 for an Active Practice Permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Those eligible will be automatically entered in the contest.

The CLPNA strongly encourages all members to renew as early as possible to receive the lowest fees and quickest customer service.

Before the December 1 deadline, the fee is $350. An Associate, or non-practicing, member may renew for $50.

Members may start the Registration Renewal process at myCLPNA.com.

RELATED – Registration Renewal webpage

LPNs with an Active Practice Permit must complete the annual Registration Renewal Application in order to work or study in Alberta as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Volunteer opportunities on LPN Committees

Posted on: October 14, 2014 by CLPNA

ad_Committee_Members_2013_300UPDATE: The Application Deadline is now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest.

Committee opportunities are available for Licensed Practical Nurses for the 2015-2016 term with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

These professional groups ensure protection of the public and maintain standards in LPN education, competence and practice.

Orientation, training, honorarium, and travel expenses are provided.

Application Deadline: November 1

Related – About CLPNA Committees

The following committees are accepting resumes. Qualified applicants are submitted to Council for approval.

Committees accepting applications

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Webinar: Making 2015 Registration Renewal & Continuing Competency Program Easy

Posted on: September 30, 2014 by CLPNA

Webinar logoWalk-through the 2015 Registration Renewal process, especially as it relates to the Continuing Competency Program (CCP), at our upcoming webinar scheduled for multiple dates in October and November: “Making 2015 Registration Renewal & Continuing Competency Program Easy”.

Sign up for the webinar to hear and gets answers about:

  • How to complete Registration Renewal
  • How to choose learning objectives for your Learning Plan
  • How to report on your completed learning
  • Using self-reflection when building your Learning Plan

This webinar is one of several help guides to the Registration Renewal process for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses. For more help, please see the Registration Renewal webpage.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION

The same presentation will be shared at all webinar dates; there is no need to sign up for multiple sessions:

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Annual Registration Renewal for 2015 begins Oct 1

Posted on: September 29, 2014 by CLPNA

2015 Registration Renewal logoStarting October 1, most Licensed Practical Nurses registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) will renew their registration for an Active Practice Permit for the 2015 calendar year.

The CLPNA strongly encourages members to renew as early as possible to receive the lowest fees and quickest customer service.

RELATED – Complete instructions on Registration Renewal webpage

Renew early and win $350

Active members who renew before November 1 will be automatically entered into the “Ready, Click, Win!” Contest to win back their Active Registration Renewal Fee of $350. To be eligible, members must submit a completed 2015 Registration Renewal application for an Active Practice Permit by November 1. The winner will be selected by random draw and their name will be publicly announced in early November.

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Registration opens for 2015 CLPNA AGM and Conference

Posted on: September 23, 2014 by CLPNA

2015 CLPNA AGM and ConferenceYou are invited to attend the 2015 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference!

The annual Conference of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is expected to host 350 Licensed Practical Nurses, healthcare managers, educators, government representatives and more.

2015 CLPNA AGM & Conference
Getting Real: Paths to Authentic Care
April 29 to May 1, 2015
The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta

This year’s theme is “Getting Real: Paths to Authentic Care”. By being truly authentic with one another – by ‘showing-up’ as a nurse in an open and honest way – we are better able to develop positive relationships and connect meaningfully with patients, colleagues and others as we provide compassionate care. Join us in beautiful Banff, Alberta, as we hear from storytellers and expert presenters who will share their strength, wisdom and expertise by showcasing authentic practices in work and life.

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