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.
Hundreds of events both large and small are being planned for National Nursing Week, May 12-18, 2014, and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is supporting these celebrations with complimentary Special Event Kits.
The Kits contain LPN-branded items such as lip balms, hand sanitizer, glass cleaning clothes, lanyards, flashlights, sewing kits, pens, and lunch bags for distribution at these events.
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.
“Explore Wellness” at the next annual Conference and Annual General Meeting for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) coming April 30 – May 2, 2014.
More than 400 Licensed Practical Nurses, health care professionals, managers and employers will be challenged to focus on patient centered care by becoming more attuned to the context of people’s lives, the real needs of patients, and the factors affecting their health.
Expert speakers and provocative discussion will provide delegates with new knowledge, counter existing biases, and build alternative perspectives to challenge each nurse to make a difference in the communities they serve and for the patients they interact with each day.
A conference… with more!
The Conference also features the CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting, fancy-dress Awards Dinner, 100′s of fund-raising items at the Silent Auction, and dozens of health care exhibitors. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Up to $5000 in bursary funds is available to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) enrolled in Bachelor’s degree programs. The annual David King Education Bursary assists in covering tuition, books and materials for degrees that enhance the LPN role.
Eligible applicants must reside in Alberta and have an Active Practice Permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Bursary funds may be split between eligible applicants. The Bursary is valid for one year for courses applied for between April 30, 2014 and May 1, 2015.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is pleased to announce that the Practical Nursing regulatory authorities have formally agreed to implement Computer-Based Testing for delivering the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE®) in 2016.
We know that technology is playing an enhanced role in the delivery of licensure/registration testing. As regulators, we want to be proactive and take advantage of opportunities offered by technology. Computer-Based Testing will allow candidates to take the CPNRE® on a computer in a secure test centre.
We are very excited to work with practical nursing regulators from across Canada to make this a successful undertaking for those taking the CPNRE® and entering the profession.
A part-time Investigations Officer position has opened at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
The Investigations Officer conducts investigations into complaints about the unprofessional conduct of Licensed Practical Nurses as directed by the Complaints Director/Complaints Consultant as outlined in the Health Professions Act.
Changes are coming to the application process for international educated nurses.
Effective August 12, 2014, in order to apply to be a nurse in Canada (except Quebec and Territories), all international educated nurse applicants will require their documents and credentials to be submitted to and verified by the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS).
Once all your documents are received and an assessment of your international credentials is complete, you will be notified by the NNAS and may then apply to College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)to complete your assessment for eligibility to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta.
What will this change mean for the international educated nurse applicant?
Let your voice be part of the future of the LPN profession!
The Council and Management Team of the CLPNA has developed a DRAFT Strategic Plan for the next 10 years and a DRAFT business plan for the next 3 years. This comes at a critical time in our province, as the population is growing and aging, technology is advancing rapidly, there is demand for better and more equitable services, and the escalating costs of health care threaten the economic and social stability of Albertans. This is a pivotal time for the LPN profession.
The strategic direction of the profession is the result of broad consultation with Licensed Practical Nurses, Government, key employers, educators and consumers and is focused on ensuring LPNs are prepared to meet the changing needs of Albertans in a transformed health system.
The CLPNA values member input and invites you to participate in ONE of five consultation sessions: February 3 in Calgary, February 4 in Red Deer and February 5 in Edmonton. To register, please follow the links below by end of day January 31, 2014. Seating is limited – don’t be disappointed, register early. All necessary information will be given at the session.
In every profession, there are those who shine a little bit brighter.
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual LPN Awards of Excellence. There are three Awards available for Licensed Practical Nurses and one for supportive non-LPN health care leaders in Alberta. Nomination submission deadline is February 28, 2014.
Award nominees and recipients are honoured by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) at the 2014 CLPNA Conference Awards Dinner on May 1, 2014.
LPN award recipients receive $1000 and a commemorative crystal award.