Eligible CLPNA Members are encouraged to take advantage of the Education Grant Program to receive up to $1000 per year in tuition reimbursement for continuing education courses.
In 2013, over 600 LPNs received an average of $400 each for education that “enhances the role of the LPN”, and some received the maximum of $1000. Upcoming quarterly Application Deadlines are April 30, July 31, and October 31.
The Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs administers the Education Grant Program on behalf of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). In 2006, the CLPNA received a $3.3 million endowment from Alberta Health and Wellness to support continuing education needs of LPNs.
LPNs may receive an additional $100 savings via an Education Grant from the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs. A link to the Grant Application is provided during the Conference registration process.
For LPNs in 2023, how will nursing be different? What about nursing education, leadership, technology, and collaboration?
During this year’s Annual General Meeting, Licensed Practical Nurses and the public will hear about the 10-year Strategic Plan of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on April 30 in Edmonton.
Forecasting the future; 10-year Strategic Plan & more
This AGM will feature the following:
Introduction of the CLPNA’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan and 3-Year Business Plan
Forecasting the future of the LPN profession
Highlights of provincial and national projects
Insight into initiatives with government and Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Lunches, dinners, teas… these events and more will soon receive Special Event Kits from the CLPNA to celebrate National Nursing Week, May 12-18, 2014. The CLPNA is accepting orders for the Kits until April 11.
Special Event Kits contain LPN-branded items to be used as door-prizes such as lip balms, hand sanitizer, glass cleaning clothes, lanyards, flashlights, sewing kits, pens, and lunch bags.
DOWNLOAD – Special Event Kit Request Form (PDF) (ED NOTE: Link removed after Deadline)
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 11 by fax or email using the Special Event Kit Request Form.
To find the fullest role in public health for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses, look north to Fort McMurray! Explore this feature story and so much more in the Spring issue of CARE Magazine.
Are international medical graduates the solution to the doctor shortage in underserviced areas? Canadian health care myths are challenged by evidence in “Myth Busted!”.
Nurses, are you a target of “Workplace Bullying”? We explain what’s being done about the problem of co-worker abuse.
Also in this issue: CLPNA’s Executive Director and President share how “Times They are A Changing”; A nurses’ relationship to technology is explored; “Straight Talk” to nurses on why we need to do better; “Watch Your Back!” shares how to prevent strain and injury in the workplace; and we’ll explore nursing fatigue.
CARE magazine shares healthcare information for and about Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) such as nursing practice, regulation, interdisciplinary teams, provincial and national nursing news.
A full-time Practice & Policy Consultant position has opened at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
The Practice & Policy Consultant will receive, monitor, and respond to nursing practice inquiries, complete trends analysis, and participate in development and implementation of practice support documents within the College.
“Population growth, an increasingly diverse cultural mix, more people aged 65 and older, and a greater burden of chronic disease, mental illness and dementia are all going to drive changes in the health system and how and by whom services are provided.”
That’s what the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta heard from industry experts at their “Planning for the Future Think Tank” in December. The CLPNA has made the resulting synopsis document and select source presentations available to their members, stakeholders and the public.
A joint position statement supporting the framework was recently released by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) and the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC).
“The framework, developed with funding from the government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program, is based on a focused literature review and a broad consultation that included surveys and focus groups. It contains a model that illustrates the complexity of the decision-making process and guides staff mix decision-making with questions related to each phase of the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation).”
Another radio ad about Licensed Practical Nurses is being broadcast in the Edmonton area this March on hit music stations 102.9 Sonic and 91.7 The Bounce. The ad will run for two weeks.
Complementing the radio message is a billboard web advertisement on the Bounce and Sonic websites from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. It portrays an LPN, and asks, “Why is this nurse so valuable?”, and links to a video message on the nursing knowledge and skills of Licensed Practical Nurses. The ad is expected to receive 20,000 views during each two week run.
Listen to our Radio Ad
The radio and web ads were created to meet CLPNA’s mandate to educate the public about the role of Licensed Practical Nurses.