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.
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Join us March 28 in Edmonton or March 30 in Calgary for CLPNA’s one-day workshop, presented in partnership with Caregivers Alberta, to learn about the Navigator Program.
Alberta Health Services’s recent statistics show the continuing rise of deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta.
In the interest of public safety, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta urges Licensed Practical Nurses to educate themselves on this topic. First, to learn the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and the use of naloxone to reverse an overdose. Secondly, but no less importantly, to protect themselves from the dangers of opioid exposure.
In October, the CLPNA announced their support for the development of supervised safe injection sites, and the future role of the Licensed Practical Nurse in this and other harm reduction services.
AHS Resources & Info
Questions? Contact CLPNA’s Practice Consultants at email@example.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).
Intimidation, infighting, undermining… 90% of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses say they’ve witnessed a nurse bullying another nurse.
Abuse is affecting our co-workers, our wellbeing and it is undermining patient care.
Join us on February 22 in support of the Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying Campaign to raise awareness around this important issue. CLPNA will be hosting a collaborative webinar from 12:00 – 1:00pm with Alberta Health Services Employee Relations: “Things need to Change” and “What can I do? How to Confront, Address and Prevent Disruptive Behavior and Bullying in the Workplace”.
Take charge of your career!
Career guidance and peer support is available though our two upcoming, full-day Workshops in Edmonton this March: Career Directions© and Building Successful Mentoring Relationships. Register for one or both using the Registration Form below!
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Expert coaches Mary M. Wheeler RN, MEd, PCC and Michelle Cooper RN, MScN, ACC from donnerwheeler will lead the day. Created specifically for nurses, you won’t want to miss these professional development opportunities. Only $25 per workshop (incl. GST) which includes a workbook, continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.
To help with registration costs, Education Grants are available! Eligible LPNs (with an Active Practice Permit living in Alberta) may qualify for 100% reimbursement for these workshops through the Education Grant Program.
“A butterfly flaps its wings. Across the world, a hurricane is set in motion.” – Chaos Theory
An award-winning young Licensed Practical Nurse wears many hats in her quest to keep learning and building community while staying true to her rural roots in our feature article, “Rise. And Shine.” Learn the whole story, from Alberta to Guatemala, in the Winter 2016 issue of CARE magazine.
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UPDATE (Feb 24/17) – Nominations extended to March 1, 2017.
Think about the most exemplary Licensed Practical Nurse or healthcare professional you know. That person who exceeds expectations on the job and in the community. Is this the year they deserve to be recognized?
Nominations are open for the 2017 LPN Awards of Excellence until
February 15 March 1, 2017.
LPN award recipients receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative crystal award, and are honoured in front of their peers by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) at the 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference Awards Dinner on April 27.
The new online Nomination Form is sure to make the process even easier.
How to Nominate
Pat Fredrickson Excellence in Leadership Award (LPN)
Up to $2500 is available to assist Licensed Practical Nurses taking an Education or Adult Education degree or certificate through the David King Bursary.
Applicants must meet the Eligibility Criteria, including that they are CLPNA members with an Active Practice Permit and in good standing.
The Bursary recipients are chosen by a Selection Committee of the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs.
The Application Deadline is February 15, 2017.
How to Apply
How to Apply
See David King Bursary for How to Apply, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Contact Donna Doerr, Foundation Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).
Register for the next two webinars in the Career Directions© Planning and Development Webinar Series: “Creating your Career Vision” (January 10, 2017) and “Developing your Strategic Career Plan” (February 7, 2017). Attendance at previous webinars is not required.
The webinars are part of the Five Phase Donner-Wheeler Career Planning and Development Model: Scanning, Assessing, Visioning, Planning and Marketing. Mary M. Wheeler RN, MEd, PCC, partner in donnerwheeler, will be presenting.
Career Directions© Planning and Development Webinar Series
The excitement is palpable!
Celebration70!, our 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference, proves to be another winner from this country’s top healthcare and motivational thinkers. To top it off, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of our profession with a formal gala Awards Dinner and some special surprises!
Over 400 Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides, and affiliated health professionals will join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the 2.5 day professional development event, April 26-28, 2017 in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.
Reduced “Early Bird” registration fees are available until March 30. Register before it sells out!
A Call for Abstracts to make oral presentations at the Conference is open until January 31, 2017.
Invite a Health Care Aide colleague
LPNs are invited to register a Health Care Aide colleague who will receive a reduced rate to attend this event. During the conference’s concurrent sessions, we’re presenting a special workshop for HCAs and all health providers: “A Celebration of Health Care Aides and the Integration of a Palliative Approach”.
All LPNs and interested members of the public are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in Calgary on April 26.
The meeting takes place immediately before the annual CLPNA Conference celebrating the profession’s 70th Anniversary. This two and a half day event will connect 400 LPNs, employers, stakeholders and affiliated health professionals with information regarding nursing practice and professionalism.
CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:00 – 5:30pm
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary, Alberta