The voices of five dedicated Licensed Practical Nurses can be heard in our latest public service announcements on GlobalTV, HUTV, CTV Digital and an Alberta-wide radio campaign in December through January.
As a professional nurse, LPNs primarily work in direct nursing care in acute care, community care and continuing care. With well-developed assessment and critical thinking skills, LPNs formulate nursing diagnoses, plan interventions, provide health education, and evaluate response to treatment in collaboration with clients and other health professionals.
But sometimes stories can better show the heart, and head, of a nurse.
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Licensed Practical Nurses supporting 8-year-old Enna and her family with pediatric home care
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) supports supervised consumption services (i.e., supervising safe injection of street drugs) and the role the Licensed Practical Nurse will take on in providing supervised consumption services and other harm reduction services. The CLPNA is pleased to partner with Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton (AMSISE) and to work in partnership with the provincial government and other organizations on this new initiative.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta applauds the growing number of entrepreneurial LPNs in our membership. As a regulated health professional, the LPN must take care to support their business with the nursing and legal policies and procedures necessary to protect the public. To support these entrepreneurs, the CLPNA created a new Practice Guideline “Independent Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse”.
On August 24, 2016, the federal government released the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The regulations outline how Canadians can access and possess cannabis and its derivatives to help manage the symptoms associated with a variety of disorders and conditions. The CLPNA has developed a FACT Sheet to let LPNs know how the ACMPR may impact their practice: “Cannabis for Medical Purposes – The Role of The Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta”.
Since 2006, the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs has been proudly assisting Licensed Practical Nurses with their continuing educational goals through the Education Grant Program. Now LPNs who have benefitted from the program are encouraged to consider donating to the Foundation.
The 2017 Registration Renewal deadline of December 1 is closing in on Alberta’s 14,000 Licensed Practical Nurses. Most LPNs must complete a Registration Renewal Application in order to practice as a nurse in 2017.
Higher fees after December 1
LPNs choosing to renew after December 1 will pay an increased fee of $400. CLPNA Council hopes this encourages more completed applications prior to the deadline, in compliance with the Bylaws.
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.