College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

Welcome to CLPNA

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta exists to protect the public by regulating the profession of practical nursing.

We establish education and registration requirements, set and enforce standards of practice and conduct, ensure accountability and proficiency, and handle complaints and discipline. In all these ways, we ensure safe, high quality care for Albertans.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are nursing professionals with a wide range of skills and an extensive scope of practice. They can be found in an increasingly broad range of healthcare settings beyond direct care including management, research and administration. Wherever LPNs work, they are compassionate, committed and collaborative.

The CLPNA’s Mandate is “To regulate and lead the profession in a manner that protects and serves the public through excellence in practical nursing”. This goal is at the heart of all that CLPNA does, and ensures LPNs remain trusted leaders in healthcare

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WEBINAR: Professional Boundaries (Jan 9)

  Licensed Practical Nurses hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients while providing nursing care. Professional boundaries…

WEBINAR: Immunization Regulation (Oct. 30)

If you missed this webinar the first time, now's your chance to catch up! To better protect the public, the…

WEBINAR: Falls and Fall-Related Injury and Prevention (Nov. 5 & 26)

What causes a fall? Are there ways to help your patients prevent falls? A fall can have a significant impact on…


Everyone wants to work in an environment where people feel safe, healthy and valued – a respectful workplace. Building a…


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On Oct 1, LPN Registration Renewal begins for 2020

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta's Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1 for 2020. The CLPNA encourages all LPNs to renew before December…

Accountability, Competence, Collaboration: Understanding LPN Practice

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta, from education and self-regulation to scope of practice and continuing competence.