Navigate your nursing career course through Mentorship Program

Posted on: October 19, 2016 by CLPNA

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“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby

Have a career by design… and not by drift. Mentorship is a powerful way to help individuals realize their career goals, provide encouragement, and develop professionally and personally.

We invite all LPNs to consider becoming a Mentor or Mentee.

The Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for LPNs to build professional networks and gain knowledge on how to better support their career goals. The program will assist the Mentee to acquire the skills needed to begin or advance on a career path, or pursue professional development opportunities.


Annual Registration Renewal for 2017 begins for most Alberta LPNs

Posted on: September 30, 2016 by CLPNA


Alberta’s 14,000 Licensed Practical Nurses have until December 1, 2016 to complete and submit their annual Registration Renewal in order to practice as a nurse in 2017.

Notices are sent October 1 to the majority of CLPNA members who hold an Active Practice Permit or an Associate (non-practicing) Membership. Members who did not receive a notice should inform CLPNA at, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

Renewal Deadline: December 1


How to build your Learning Plan for Registration Renewal

Posted on: September 30, 2016 by CLPNA

Each year, as part of annual Registration Renewal, Licensed Practical Nurses participate in the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) by building a Learning Plan for the coming year, and reporting on learning from the current year.

Prepare for Registration Renewal using our 5-Step Model and watching our video, “Get Ready for 2017 Registration Renewal”.

VIDEO: Get Ready for 2017 Registration Renewal


Council approves changes to Miscellaneous Fees

Posted on: September 30, 2016 by CLPNA


CLPNA Council approved changes to some miscellaneous fees at their September 29 Meeting.

Beginning January 1, 2017, Verification of Registration documents ordered by Members will be increased to $30 and $60 for non-members. Similarly, a Consent to Release document will increase to $75.

RELATED – CLPNA’s Fee Schedule

Questions? Contact, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

Quality of nursing work environments research underway

Posted on: September 23, 2016 by CLPNA


An in-depth look at the quality of Licensed Practical Nurse work environments is underway. It’s hoped the data collected will provide a better understanding and lead to the development of strategies that may strengthen work environments for nurses in Alberta and beyond.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), in partnership with researchers at the University of Calgary and Keele University (UK), is conducting the study as part of a broader strategy to “actively participate in research, innovation, and new initiatives that assist in the reform and improvement of the health system” (CLPNA Strategic Plan, 2016-2019).


Trust Comes First in Pediatric Home Care – CARE Magazine

Posted on: September 22, 2016 by CLPNA


“Imagine that the life of your child does depend on expert healthcare – not just once, not twice, but many times each day.”

Our feature article, “Trust Comes First”, shows Licensed Practical Nurses providing both complex bedside care and strong management skills behind the scenes at CareGivers Home Health Care in Edmonton. Discover the rest of the story in the Fall 2016 issue of CARE magazine.

Also in this issue


Diabetes Webinars with Barb Bancroft to educate LPNs on assessment, drugs

Posted on: September 07, 2016 by CLPNA


Diabetes and pre-diabetes has reached epic proportions in the Canada. Who’s at risk? And are you up-to-date in your understanding of assessment and current drug management?

Learn the latest about diabetes through our two upcoming webinars this fall with the one and only Barb Bancroft. Sign up today! There is no fee to attend.