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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LPN T-Shirts, Totes & Tumblers raise Foundation funds

It's official! A new online shop of LPN-branded goodies has opened as a fundraiser for ongoing LPN education. Insulated drink…

Quizzes and visits; giveaways and PSAs: National Nursing Week 2019

During National Nursing Week, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta helped LPNs celebrate by running a contest for…

Protecting the Public: 2018 Annual Report and latest Strategic Plan itemized at AGM

CLPNA's 2018 Annual Report (PDF) Significant regulatory collaborations. Dozens of research, practice and policy projects. Substantial participation in professional development. The…

Mixing it up with new experiences – 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

What else is there to experience from The Alchemy of Professionalism at the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference? More professionals presenting! REGISTRATION…

National Nursing Week Contest 2019 – Win LPN Swag! Test your #RegulatorySmarts

In recognition of National Nursing Week (May 6-12, 2019), it’s time to reward each other, and celebrate your team! This…

Getting to know the Continuing Competence Program & Audit

As a nurse, you’ll never stop learning. Whether it’s learning about a disease process or the latest medical equipment, continuing…

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.