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 (Dec 10)

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

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Dec 8)

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

Webinar: Immunization Regulation (Nov 24 & 26)

Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding…

Preparing for LPN Registration Renewal for 2021

(UPDATE Nov. 5/20) – Staff are available to assist LPNs with Registration Renewal during office hours. Contact 780-484-8886 or The…

Webinar: Professional Boundaries (Oct 6)

Establishing and maintaining the appropriate boundaries between a nurse and patient can be complicated: cultural diversity, gift-giving, nursing family and…

Webinar: Nurses in Independent Practice (Sept 14)

Independent Practice is the application of nursing knowledge, skill, and principles outside of a traditional healthcare organization or setting. The…

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.