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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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (May 18 & 20)

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

Register today for the CLPNA’s 2021 AGM

Register today to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The…

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN…

Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (March 15 & 30)

When providing immunization services, Alberta's Licensed Practical Nurses must be aware of their legal responsibilities and the education needed to…

Webinar: Caregiver-Centered Care – Education for LPNs (Feb 16 & 18)

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians are family caregivers? A family caregiver is broadly defined as any person…

Webinar: Immunization Practice and Regulation (Jan 25 & 29)

Licensed Practical Nurses must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. This webinar discusses…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.