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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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…

LPNs renewing registration by Dec 31 to work in 2019

It’s the final days of registration renewal for 2019 for the CLPNA’s members before the December 31 deadline. Members may…

Webinar: End PJ Paralysis (Nov 20 or 22)

If patients stay in their pyjamas for longer than they need to, they have a higher risk of infection, loss…

Webinar Series: Essentials in Palliative Care (Oct 30 or Nov 1, Dec 4 or 6, Jan 8 or 10)

Every nurse cares for dying people. Whether you are a nurse in hospice, palliative care, medical, or long-term care, you…

For LPNs, Registration Renewal for 2019 starts Oct 1

Annual Registration Renewal begins October 1, 2018 for CLPNA members wanting an Active Practice Permit for 2019. LPNs are asked…

Webinar: Elder Abuse Awareness (Oct 2 or 4)

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact…

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.