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: 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…

Webinar Series: Legal Issues in Nursing (June 14, 15, 17 and 21, 2021)

Join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and Chris Rokosh, RN, PNC(C), of Connect Medical Legal Experts…

Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (May 18 & 20)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, practice in a safe,…

Register today for the CLPNA’s 2021 AGM

Register today to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The…

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

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

2021 Continuing Competence Program Audit Cancelled

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has cancelled its Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2021. The CLPNA expects all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to participate in the Continuing Competence Program annually. Participation in the CCP demonstrates a commitment by members of the profession to maintain and/or improve knowledge and skill. LPNs are still expected…