CLPNA clarifies LPN reference in CNA draft Code of Ethics

UPDATE (Mar. 10/17) – The following message was updated to provide additional clarity. 

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has recently become aware that the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is undertaking a review of the Canadian Nurses Association’s draft Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), a non-regulatory body, has created the DRAFT Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses with input from RNs and PN Canada (the PN associations from Ontario and British Columbia).

Due to our regulatory mandate, and as the professional regulatory body for Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta, CLPNA is a member of the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators.

The Council of the CLPNA adopted the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulator’s Code of Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada in 2013, which Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta are expected to abide by.

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The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta is the professional and regulatory body for Alberta’s Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.

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8 Responses to “CLPNA clarifies LPN reference in CNA draft Code of Ethics”

  1. So what does that mean?? Does CARNA want to include LPN’s in their code of ethics. I think CLPNA owes it to LPN’ s to clarify this a bit more. This topic has been pounced onto us without proper explanations. I have no idea what all this means for us. Appreciate further explanations.

  2. I would appreciate understanding why CARNA is asking their membership to review a code of ethics which includes a professional group they have no responsibility for.

  3. Thank you for this information and support.
    We are an autonomous body with our own code of ethics to operate by and do not need to be dictated to by an outside regulatory body.
    We are proffesionals with our own scope of practice and do not interfere with any other discipline in the health care field.
    Respect of our code of ethics would be appreciated.