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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Change yourself; change the world: Change Day Alberta

Change yourself; change your world! That’s what Change Day is all about: "people coming together to make a change for…

WEBINAR: Keys to Growing a Successful Mentoring Relationship (Oct 17)

You have found a mentorship match. Congratulations! Are you looking for help to move to the next step in your…

Workshops: Career Directions© (Oct 3) & Building Mentoring Relationships (Oct 4) in Calgary

For career guidance and peer support, take charge!  Created specifically for nurses, you won’t want to miss these professional development…

WEBINAR: How to Find a Mentor/Mentee (Sep 12)

Have you signed up for CLPNA’s Mentorship Program and are asking “How do I choose the right mentor/mentee?” Discover “How to…

WEBINAR: The Benefits of Joining the CLPNA Mentorship Program (Jun 21)

Curious about CLPNA’s Mentorship Program? Looking for a mentor or looking to be a mentor? Discover "The Benefits of Joining the…

Register now for “Caring for Caregivers” Navigators Workshop in Edm, Calg

There are more than 600,000 caregivers in Alberta, many of whom face the trials and tribulations of caregiving. Caregivers devote their…

TV Ads share LPN passion about art and science of caring

“What makes me passionate about nursing is the art and science of caring.” – Donna-Lee Wowk, LPN & Practical Nurse Educator CTV Two television is broadcasting two new ads filmed this summer with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Filmed on location in Drayton Valley, the :30 and one minute ads are part of…