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: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs (Dec 13 & 15)

LPN practice has evolved since 2003 when the regulation was first proclaimed under the Health Professions Act. The current regulation…

Webinar: Eye Health – Providing a Lens for LPNs (Nov 22)

LPNs must consistently maintain and enhance their competence in nursing practice and be aware of strengths and areas in need…

Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Nov 15 & 17)

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

Webinar: Falls and Fall Prevention-Falls can Change Everything: Your Role in Prevention (Nov 8)

A fall can have a significant impact on a person’s independence and lifestyle. Among older adults in Alberta, falls are…

Webinar: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs (Oct 4 & 6)

LPN practice has evolved since 2003 when the regulation was first proclaimed under the Health Professions Act. The current regulation…

Webinar: Harm Reduction – Theory & Practice (Sept 20 & 22)

This webinar will define harm reduction and provide an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. It…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.