Month: December 2013

Brain Gain: LPNs in Clinical Neurosciences in next CARE magazine

“One of the most advanced (LPN roles) in Alberta, if not Canada.” Read how Licensed Practical Nurses in the Neurosciences ICU step down unit at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary use teamwork to be on the leading edge. Catch ‘Brain Gain’ in the Winter issue of CARE magazine. Also: How do LPNs measure up in…

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CLPNA participating in National Nursing Assessment Service for internationally educated nurses

Soon, internationally educated nurses (IENs) will have a single, simple point-of-entry to become assessed for any one of the three categories of professional nursing in Canada – licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is participating on the board of the National Nursing Assessment Service…

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Think Tank sets stage for future innovation of Alberta LPN profession

Preparing the Licensed Practical Nurse profession for the future was a focus of the Think Tank hosted by the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on December 5. The nearly 70 participants included influential leaders from government, Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, educational colleges, licensed practical nurses, and CLPNA’s Council…

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CLPNA office hours during the holidays

Licensed Practical Nurses, employers and others needing to speak to CLPNA staff are reminded about the CLPNA’s holiday hours. Regular Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm MST/MDT 2013 Holiday Hours Holiday Date Office Hours Christmas Day & Boxing Day & Dec 27 December 25-27 CLOSED Last day opened for 2013 December 31 8:30am…

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Radio ads share value of LPNs with northern Albertans

Messages about the value of Licensed Practical Nurses will fill the air this Christmas in the Edmonton area… and beyond. Two 30-second radio ads developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) will be broadcast on hit music stations 102.9 Sonic and 91.7 The Bounce. The ads will run starting December 16…

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Workplace bullying common, not acceptable, says CLPNA

“A significant proportion of abuse experienced by nurses comes from their own nursing colleagues in the work setting,” states the new Practice Guideline “Addressing Co-Worker Abuse in the Workplace” from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Recognizing, addressing and eliminating workplace bullying is one of the goals of four related new CLPNA…

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WEBINAR: “Co-Worker Abuse – What you Need to Know”

How CLPNA’s four new Co-Worker Abuse documents can help Licensed Practical Nurses, managers, and employers to recognize, address and eliminate workplace bullying is the topic of our upcoming webinar. Key topics include: Why nurses are prone to co-worker abuse. Results of CLPNA’s 2013 Co-Worker Abuse Survey of LPNs. Sharing new resources. WEBINAR REGISTRATION: Click below…

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LPN Practice Permits expire Dec 31 unless renewed for 2014

Most Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta have until December 31, 2013 to complete their 2014 Registration Renewal Application, or they will not be able to practice nursing in 2014 without additional delays and paperwork. RELATED – 2014 Registration Renewal policies & procedures Due to reduced holiday hours during December, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses…

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