Month: December 2014

Honour a shining star: LPN Awards of Excellence

Recognize a shining star in your workplace by nominating them for an Award of Excellence. There are three Awards available for Licensed Practical Nurses and one for supportive non-LPN health care leaders in Alberta. LPN award recipients receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative crystal award, and are honoured by the College of Licensed Practical…

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“When the patient is your child”; Technology in nursing – CARE Magazine

In the Winter issue of CARE magazine, the story of a Licensed Practical Nurse from Calgary whose son is diagnosed with a complex heart condition, “When the Patient is Your Child”. More stories: Mobile technology is finding its way into more nursing workplaces. Will it make your job easier? Legal issues for nurses: What are…

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Think Tank summary report and presentations released

“What do I want when I’m old or have dementia?” That was the challenge presented to 200 participants at the annual Think Tank hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on October 23, 2014. Now the answer, presented by thought-leaders from Europe, Canada, and Alberta, can be read in the Think…

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CLPNA office closed Christmas Week

The CLPNA office is closed for extended hours this holiday season, including the week of Christmas. 2014 Holiday Hours Holiday Date Office Hours Christmas Week December 22-26 CLOSED New Year’s Eve December 31 8:30am – 2:00pm MST New Year’s Day January 1, 2015 CLOSED Regular Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm MST Contact…

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Free Online Course: Nursing Documentation 101

Nurses know that accurate documentation is an important component of their professional and legal responsibilities, so important that a course on documentation was the top request by CLPNA’s Licensed Practical Nurses in a recent survey. A new online course, Nursing Documentation 101, to promote high quality documentation (also known as charting, recording and reporting) was…

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2 ways for employers to verify LPN registration

To ensure Licensed Practical Nurse employees are able to practice for 2015, Alberta employers are strongly encouraged to confirm employee’s registration status between December 2-31. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) provides two methods to verify an LPN’s: Name CLPNA Registration Number Current & future Practice Permit expiry date LPN specialties (immunization,…

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Dec 31 expiry for LPN Practice Permits; Renewal for 2015 urged

The CLPNA is encouraging remaining LPNs to complete their 2015 Registration Renewal as quickly as possible before the December 31. If they don’t renew, they will not be able to practice nursing in 2015 without additional delays, fees and paperwork. After December 31, 2014, online Registration Renewal will no longer be available. After that date,…

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