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 (Nov 23 & 25)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), practice in a…

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Oct 19 & 25)

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

Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (Oct 18 & 26)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes…

Volunteers Needed for Exam Writing Workshop

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has partnered with the Touchstone Institute to develop an exam to…

Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (October 5 & 7)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education you need…

Webinar: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (Sept 14 & 16)

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

About Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses

The Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta.