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.

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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.


Why are LPN injuries non-reported? – Research Survey

Posted on: August 24, 2016 by CLPNA


Whether they’ve been injured on the job or not, LPNs are invited to take 5 minutes to participate in the research study, “The epidemiology of non-reported work-related injuries among Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta”.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and the Centre of Injury Prevention at the University of Alberta are conducting this research to identify reasons for injuries and understand why some injuries are reported while others are not. The findings will be used to make recommendations about how to make reporting injuries easier, help reduce injury costs and make work places safer.


Career Directions© and Mentoring Workshops coming to Calgary

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by CLPNA


Wondering how you can take charge of your career?

Looking for career guidance and peer support?

Mary M. Wheeler RN, MEd, PCC and Michelle Cooper RN, MScN, ACC from donnerwheeler are coming to Calgary this September to lead full-day workshops on Career Directions© and Building Successful Mentoring Relationships. You won’t want to miss these professional development opportunities created specifically for nurses.

Seating is limited to 100 registrants per workshop. Register now to save your spot!


Nursing career coaching through Career Directions© webinar series

Posted on: August 03, 2016 by CLPNA

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Where will you be professionally in five years? Unsure? Career coaching specific to nurses is now available through our Career Directions© Planning and Development Webinar Series.

The webinars take LPNs through 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.

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WATCH – How to join and participate in webinars (VIDEO) (4:47 min)

A webinar is a seminar or other presentation that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the live presenter, ask questions, and sometimes answer polls. Register to receive the website link to the presentation and email reminders.

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A Nation of Firsts: Pushing boundaries in Siksika – CARE Magazine

Posted on: July 20, 2016 by CLPNA


“I’m so proud of our LPNs here. I see them as ambassadors. Our nurses are respected and appreciated in our community for the services they provide.” – Tyler Whyte, CEO, Siksika Health Services.

Tradition and technology, plus a focus on treating the whole person, work together to make southern Alberta’s Siksika Health and Wellness Centre special. Discover the whole story in the Summer 2016 issue of CARE magazine.

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$25K in Research Grant funding available to LPNs

Posted on: July 18, 2016 by CLPNA


Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) in collaboration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) are now taking applications for their very first Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant.

The one-year grant is intended to encourage Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), in partnership with researchers or clinicians, to make fresh discoveries to positively influence practical nursing. Up to $25,000 is available to conduct the research.

READ MORE – Research Grant Program Guide and Application Instructions



New President & District Reps announced from 2016 Council Election

Posted on: July 12, 2016 by CLPNA


Elected to CLPNA Council (l-r): Richelle Sutherland, LPN; Kurtis Kooiker, LPN; Roop Rani, LPN

Elected District Representatives for South, South Central and North Central Districts to CLPNA’s Council will begin their term on September 1 under the leadership of a new President.

Valerie Paice, LPN, was elected by the Council members to take over presidential duties from Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, LPN, who served as President for two terms. Valerie Paice previously served back-to-back terms as a Council Representative for District 3.

The Council and CEO Linda Stanger express sincere thanks to Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson for her time and many talents during her eight years on Council, and wish her all the best as she moves on from this major commitment.



Feedback on Alberta Health continuing care regulations ends July 31

Posted on: July 12, 2016 by CLPNA


LPNs working in homecare, long term care, supportive living and related areas have a final opportunity to give feedback to Alberta Health on the continuing care regulations that are expiring in 2017.

If you missed the Open House meetings on this topic in June, it’s not too late to provide your input. An online survey is available to receive comments until July 31, 2016.

Give Feedback

If you do not wish to complete the study, but would like to have your opinions heard, contact

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Medical Assistance in Dying: FAQs for Alberta’s Nurses

Posted on: July 04, 2016 by CLPNA

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Guidance related to the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation for Alberta’s nurses has now been released by the Tri-Nursing Group (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta).

On June 17, 2016, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (also referred to The Act in this document) received Royal Assent introducing legislation that allows a person to request and receive medical assistance in dying in Canada under limited circumstances. The Act revises the Canadian Criminal Code to include exemptions from otherwise applicable criminal offenses for health-care providers who help to provide medical assistance in dying in defined circumstances. Only physicians or nurse practitioners may directly provide a person with medical assistance in dying.