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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Getting to know the Continuing Competence Program & Audit

As a nurse, you’ll never stop learning. Whether it’s learning about a disease process or the latest medical equipment, continuing…

How protecting patients from sexual misconduct impacts LPNs: Webinars & Video

LPNs, do you know how Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients may affect: An LPN's dating life? Current and…

Three Seats on CLPNA’s Council up for Nomination

 Licensed Practical Nurse leaders of all types, planners, strategists, evaluators and budgeters, are eyeing the call for nominations to…


This year, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is doing something different to celebrate National Nursing Week.…

Tears and motivation expected from ‘Greg’s Story’ film at CLPNA AGM & Conference

  Far from just a presentation, a film screening of ‘Falling through the Cracks: Greg’s Story’ at the upcoming CLPNA…

WEBINAR: Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients (Mar 28 or 29)

Starting April 1, Bill 21 introduces new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. The revisions to…

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.