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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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…

Webinar: Immunization Regulation (June 11 & July 21)

Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations in order to better protect…

Webinar: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (June 9)

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

Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Practice (June 2 & 25; Sept 8 & 10)

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

Webinar: Mental Health and Resilience during COVID-19 (May 12 & 14)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA) partners with the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) to host a webinar…

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (May 21, July 23)

Clarification to LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities, and streamlining the registration process are just some of the…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.