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: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice (August 24 & 26)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), practice in a…

Webinar: Continuing Competence Program (August 31, September 2, 27 & 29)

Do you understand the Continuing Competence Program, truly? Every year, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to participate in the…

Webinar: Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic (July 27 & 29)

Join the CLPNA and Dr. Jasneet Parmar as she introduces the Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic course. This…

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (July 19 & 20)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN…

Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (July 5 & 6)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes…

Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (June 22 & 24)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities, and the education you need…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.