Attend for FREE: Geriatrics Seminars qualify for Grants

Posted on: April 24, 2015 by CLPNA

Barb Bancroft Seminars Clinical Focus on GeriatricsYou 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), 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 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

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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

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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)

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“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)

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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.

Understanding Professional Nursing through Jurisprudence Exam

Posted on: March 24, 2015 by CLPNA

Jurisprudence ExamNurses, do you feel you:

•    Understand your responsibilities as a professional nurse under federal and provincial legislation including Health Professions Act, CLPNA Regulations & Bylaws, Ethics and Standards of Practice, Privacy Legislation, Nursing Practice Guidelines, Health and Safety, Child and Adult Guardianship, and more.

•    Know how to legally and appropriately deal with patient safety issues?

•    Can effectively handle ethical dilemmas in the workplace?

By studying for CLPNA’s Jurisprudence Exam, you can learn this and more. By taking the Jurisprudence Exam, you may use it towards your annual Continuing Competency Learning Plan.

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Volunteer positions at Education Foundation for LPNs

Posted on: March 09, 2015 by CLPNA

Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs logoThe Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPN’s Committee is now accepting resumes for two vacant volunteer positions:

  • LPN Representative
  • Member at Large

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION – LPN Representative & Member at Large (PDF)

The Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPN’s is a non-profit charitable organization which raises, manages and distributes educational grants to members of the CLPNA to enhance their nursing knowledge, skills and abilities.

Order LPN ‘swag’ for National Nursing Week events

Posted on: March 09, 2015 by CLPNA

National Nursing Week Special Event Kits 2015

(UPDATED – The deadline for requesting a Special Event Kit has passed. Kits already ordered will be shipped shortly. Good luck with your celebrations!)

Planning a National Nursing Week party – May 11-17, 2015?

Let CLPNA support your celebration with our complimentary Special Event Kits, filled with LPN-branded ‘swag’ for your VIP event!

Special Event Kits contain fun and useful items to be used as giveaways, door prizes or contest prizes: lunch bags, lanyards, pens, lip balms, hand sanitizer, sewing kits, and flashlights.

In 2014, over 3600 Licensed Practical Nurses received items at 148 healthcare facility events!

The deadline for requesting a Special Event Kit has passed.
DOWNLOAD – Special Event Kit Request Form (PDF) (Deadline: April 10, 2015)

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

Special Event Kits can be ordered until April 10 by email or fax using the Special Event Kit Request Form.

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Barb Bancroft Seminars: “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics”

Posted on: March 06, 2015 by CLPNA

Barb Bancroft Seminars Clinical Focus on Geriatrics(Updated April 7/15 with more about receiving an Education Grant.)

Barb Bancroft, our most popular Conference speaker ever, is back!

With her trademark blend of humour and nursing smarts, Barb will be presenting a seminar series on a “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics” in Grande Prairie, Edmonton, and Calgary.

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.

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

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

SCROLL DOWN FOR DATES, LOCATIONS & REGISTRATION INFO.

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

DOWNLOAD – Registration Form for “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics” by Barb Bancroft

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

3 Full-Day Seminars – Take 1 or all 3!

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

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Career: Director of Research & Policy Development

Posted on: March 05, 2015 by CLPNA

Join Our TeamUPDATED: This job posting is CLOSED. Thank you for your interest.

A unique position has opened at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), Director of Research and Policy Development.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director/Registrar, the Director of Research and Policy Development will be responsible and accountable for the overall architecture of research and policy development for the LPN profession.

THIS JOB POSTING IS CLOSED.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Director of Research and Policy Development at CLPNA (PDF)

or Apply via LinkedIn

UPDATED: Resumes accepted until April 1, 2015.

Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree, Masters or PhD preferred, in health policy, health services research, public policy, or related field.
  • 3-5 years in policy, research or related area in the health sector.
  • Quality improvement background is an asset.

Application

Please forward a resume and cover letter by email or mail with a subject line of “CLPNA – Director of Research and Policy Development” on or before March 15, April 1, 2015 to:

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