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 14,000 LPNs currently registered in Alberta.

As a professional nurse, LPNs primarily work in direct nursing care in acute care, community care and continuing care. With well-developed assessment and critical thinking skills, LPNs formulate nursing diagnoses, plan interventions, provide health education, and evaluate response to treatment in collaboration with clients and other health professionals.

But sometimes stories can better show the heart, and head, of a nurse. 

Our Latest Story…

Licensed Practical Nurses supporting 8-year-old Enna and her family with pediatric home care

“Knock on wood, every parent hopes that their child’s life will never depend on emergency medical intervention…”

MORE STORIES in our magazine

About the LPN Profession

Our 48-page Career Guide about the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta, Canada, provides foundational information about the profession, the work, the regulations, the province, and discovering the opportunities in nursing.

Facts and Figures

The latest statistics about Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses from our 2015 Annual Report.

Want to know more? Contact us, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, at, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).