Month: November 2016

Sharing the competent, committed, care of Licensed Practical Nurses with Albertans

Who are Licensed Practical Nurses? The voices of five dedicated Licensed Practical Nurses can be heard in our latest public service announcements on GlobalTV, HUTV, CTV Digital and an Alberta-wide radio campaign in December through January. Licensed Practical Nurses are the second-largest regulated nursing profession in Alberta and Canada, after registered nurses. In 2016, there are over…

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Opioid crisis: CLPNA supports harm reduction strategies

On October 27, the Alberta Government announced new programs to address overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids including harm reduction strategies to address opioid misuse. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) supports supervised consumption services (i.e., supervising safe injection of street drugs) and the role the Licensed Practical Nurse…

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PRACTICE GUIDELINE: Independent Practice for the LPN

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta applauds the growing number of entrepreneurial LPNs in our membership. As a regulated health professional, the LPN must take care to support their business with the nursing and legal policies and procedures necessary to protect the public. To support these entrepreneurs, the CLPNA created a new Practice…

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FACT SHEET: Cannabis for Medical Purposes

On August 24, 2016, the federal government released the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The regulations outline how Canadians can access and possess cannabis and its derivatives to help manage the symptoms associated with a variety of disorders and conditions. The CLPNA has developed a FACT Sheet to let LPNs know how…

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Seeking donations to assist LPN Grant Program

Since 2006, the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs has been proudly assisting Licensed Practical Nurses with their continuing educational goals through the Education Grant Program. Now LPNs who have benefitted from the program are encouraged to consider donating to the Foundation. Donate Now

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December 1: Deadline for Registration Renewal for 2017

The 2017 Registration Renewal deadline of December 1 is closing in on Alberta’s 14,000 Licensed Practical Nurses. Most LPNs must complete a Registration Renewal Application in order to practice as a nurse in 2017. Higher fees after December 1 LPNs choosing to renew after December 1 will pay an increased fee of $400. CLPNA Council hopes…

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