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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The CLPNA’s Education Forum is Cancelled

Everyone loves to come together to learn. But now is not the time, and physically together is not the way.…


The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, practice in a safe,…

CLPNA’s Education Forum introduces a modern learning experience | Edmonton, Calgary (May 8)

(Updated March 25, 2020 - In support of public safety during COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been CANCELLED.) INTRODUCING a…

WEBINAR: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (March 24 & 26)

Research shows there is a high occurrence of stress in the lives of healthcare providers, including nurses, and this can…

WEBINAR: Professional Boundaries (Jan 9)

  Licensed Practical Nurses hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients while providing nursing care. Professional boundaries…

WEBINAR: Immunization Regulation (Oct. 30)

If you missed this webinar the first time, now's your chance to catch up! To better protect the public, the…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.