Quality of nursing work environments research underway


An in-depth look at the quality of Licensed Practical Nurse work environments is underway. It’s hoped the data collected will provide a better understanding and lead to the development of strategies that may strengthen work environments for nurses in Alberta and beyond.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), in partnership with researchers at the University of Calgary and Keele University (UK), is conducting the study as part of a broader strategy to “actively participate in research, innovation, and new initiatives that assist in the reform and improvement of the health system” (CLPNA Strategic Plan, 2016-2019).

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LPNs registered with CLPNA were emailed an updated survey link on October 17, 2016. For research reasons, this link is not publicly available. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

NOTE: Technical difficulties with the survey sent September 23 have been fixed. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

All data is confidential and will only be accessible to the researcher and her research assistant. The plan for this study has been reviewed for its adherence to ethical guidelines by a Research Ethics Board at the University of Calgary, Ethics ID# REB16-0481.

Questions? Contact Dr. Leah Phillips, Director of Research, at lphillips@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).