Month: July 2016

A Nation of Firsts: Pushing boundaries in Siksika – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “I’m so proud of our LPNs here. I see them as ambassadors. Our nurses are respected and appreciated in our community for the services they provide.” – Tyler Whyte, CEO, Siksika Health Services. Tradition and technology, plus a focus on treating the whole person, work together to make southern Alberta’s Siksika Health and Wellness…

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$25K in Research Grant funding available to LPNs

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) in collaboration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) are now taking applications for their very first Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. The one-year grant is intended to encourage Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), in partnership with researchers or clinicians, to make fresh discoveries to positively…

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New President & District Reps announced from 2016 Council Election

Elected to CLPNA Council (l-r): Richelle Sutherland, LPN; Kurtis Kooiker, LPN; Roop Rani, LPN Elected District Representatives for South, South Central and North Central Districts to CLPNA’s Council will begin their term on September 1 under the leadership of a new President. Valerie Paice, LPN, was elected by the Council members to take over presidential duties from Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson,…

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Feedback on Alberta Health continuing care regulations ends July 31

LPNs working in homecare, long term care, supportive living and related areas have a final opportunity to give feedback to Alberta Health on the continuing care regulations that are expiring in 2017. If you missed the Open House meetings on this topic in June, it’s not too late to provide your input. An online survey is…

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Medical Assistance in Dying: FAQs for Alberta’s Nurses

UPDATE (April 7/17): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue.   UPDATE (Dec. 20/16) – The following was updated with a definition of MAID, and new info regarding the role of Nurse Practitioners.  Guidance related to the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation for Alberta’s nurses has now…

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