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

Ask CLPNA Learn More About Us
Recent News Stories
Upcoming Events

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…

The CLPNA’s 7th Annual Think Tank – Empowering the Health System for Excellence

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is pleased to host the 7th Annual Think Tank…


Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to,…

Southern and central LPNs vote in Council Elections

Elections begin June 12 for two Election Districts with nominees running for the Council of the College of Licensed Practical…

LPN T-Shirts, Totes & Tumblers raise Foundation funds

It's official! A new online shop of LPN-branded goodies has opened as a fundraiser for ongoing LPN education. Insulated drink…

Quizzes and visits; giveaways and PSAs: National Nursing Week 2019

During National Nursing Week, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta helped LPNs celebrate by running a contest for…

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.