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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Tears and motivation expected from ‘Greg’s Story’ film at CLPNA AGM & Conference

  Far from just a presentation, a film screening of ‘Falling through the Cracks: Greg’s Story’ at the upcoming CLPNA…

WEBINAR: Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients (Mar 28 or 29)

Starting April 1, Bill 21 introduces new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. The revisions to…

Webinar Series: Advance Care Planning (March 12 or 14, April 16 or 18, May 21 or 23)

As a nurse, understanding Advance Care Planning, Personal Directives, Goals of Care Directives, and the Green Sleeve documents are important…

Webinar: Integrating Spirituality into Care (Feb 12 or 14)

Care of patients frequently focuses on the physical aspects of disease. Seldom are these individuals invited to share their spiritual…

Fresh Format, Condensed Program, Lower Fees for 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

There's a fresh approach to this year's annual nursing Conference with new speaker formats and features from the College of…

Top 3 Brilliant Reasons to Nominate Your Colleague for a 2019 Award of Excellence

1. They define ‘excellence’. Outstanding, superior, an example of the best. These attributes describe the best in the LPN profession…

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.