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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Annual General Meeting 2020 watchable on video There’s a first time for everything! More than 220 LPNs and stakeholders participated in a surprisingly intimate, streaming Annual…

Audit Cancelled for Continuing Competence Program in 2020

Due to the many challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has…

Webinar: Collaborative Practice in Nursing (Jul 9 & Oct 15)

Collaborative practice is a foundation for quality care. Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication and mutual trust are…

Webinar: Social Media – E-Professionalism for Nurses (Jul 7 & Nov 3)

Nurses must be aware of social media’s evolving culture, understand its ever-changing technology, and have the professional judgment and decision-making…

Webinar: Resilience – A Mindset for Wellness (Jun 23 & Sep 22)

The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses define the legal and professional expectations of LPN practice. As a Licensed…

CLPNA’s First Virtual AGM 2020 arrives June 17; Register Soon

Licensed Practical Nurses and interested members of the public are welcome to virtually attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting of…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.