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 Series: Essentials in Palliative Care (Oct 30 or Nov 1, Dec 4 or 6, Jan 8 or 10)

Every nurse cares for dying people. Whether you are a nurse in hospice, palliative care, medical, or long-term care, you…

Webinar: Elder Abuse Awareness (Oct 2 or 4)

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact…

WEBINAR: RELATIONAL PRACTICE (Sept 25 or 27)

Relational Practice is an approach, a method for LPNs to go beyond the superficial presentation of a client and his/her…

Tickets on sale for 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Knowledge and networking, fun and friends. The 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference is 'Shifting Reality', aiming to prepare Alberta's Licensed…

WEBINAR: Understanding Cyber: Privacy and Security in Healthcare

The threat of cyber-attack is a nightmare for healthcare organizations and professionals. The nature of electronic healthcare information creates unique…

WORKSHOP: New Culture Nursing – An Approach to Person-Centred Care with Dr. David Sheard

UPDATE (Jan. 3/18): Due to unforeseen circumstances, the New Culture Nursing Workshop with Dr. David Sheard has been rescheduled to April…

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.