Month: August 2014

Flu season calls for immunization specialization

Vaccination is a restricted activity for Alberta LPNs that, first, requires completion of an approved immunization course and, second, authorization by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to be performed. RELATED – Approved Immunization Courses LPNs completing these programs must notify the CLPNA to have the authorization approved. A copy of a…

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Fact Sheet: Authorization for Bladder Scanning with Supervision

UPDATE (August 17, 2018): For current practice, see the following document DOWNLOAD Fact Sheet: Bladder Scanning   (UPDATED Aug 21/14) To clarify any confusion related to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) performing ultrasound bladder scanning, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has released their latest Fact Sheet: UPDATE (July 20, 2018): This document…

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International nurses must now apply to National Nursing Assessment Service

Effective August 12, 2014, to become a nurse in Canada (except Quebec and Territories), all internationally educated nurse (IEN) applicants must first apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for document evaluation and verification. NNAS will open their website for applications at 11:00am MST (1:00pm EST). NNAS provides a single, simple point-of-entry to become…

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Council Vice President and District Reps announced

On September 1, Fort McMurray resident Dieda John, LPN, assumes her first term as Vice-President of the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). President Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, LPN, will continue into her second term. At the same time, several other Council members will begin their terms as District Representatives by acclamation….

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