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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Tickets on sale for 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Knowledge and networking, fun and friends. The 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference is 'Shifting Reality', aiming to prepare Alberta's Licensed…

WEBINAR: Understanding Cyber: Privacy and Security in Healthcare

The threat of cyber-attack is a nightmare for healthcare organizations and professionals. The nature of electronic healthcare information creates unique…

WORKSHOP: New Culture Nursing – An Approach to Person-Centred Care with Dr. David Sheard

UPDATE (Jan. 3/18): Due to unforeseen circumstances, the New Culture Nursing Workshop with Dr. David Sheard has been rescheduled to April…

Webinar Series: Patient & Family-Centred Care (Nov 21 & 28)

How can clients and their loved-ones join healthcare providers as full partners in caregiving? What are the considerations when creating…

Apply to join a CLPNA Committee

For nurses, service matters. Serving your clients, your employer… and your profession. LPNs are asked to consider participating on a…

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…

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.