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: What Is a Restricted Activity? (Sept. 5 & 7)

Restricted activities are high risk health services listed in section 1.3 of the Health Professions Act. They require additional education,…

Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (June 15 & 22)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, it is important to be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education…

Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (June 8 & 13)

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

Webinar: Long COVID – Supporting Patient Care (May 23 & 25)

Long COVID describes any signs and symptoms that continue or develop after an acute COVID 19 infection. As a relatively…

Webinar: Duty to Report (May 2 & 9)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) encounter varied situations in their practice. These situations may involve the professional and legal duty to…

Webinar: Communication Strategies to Support People Living with Dementia (April 20 & 27)

In this webinar, we will discuss specific strategies to facilitate communication with people who have dementia. We will focus on…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.