CLPNA Research Report shares two impactful years

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A report detailing the research of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta highlights the impact this work has had on Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse community over the last two years.

The report ‘Advancing Knowledge for the Licensed Practical Nurse Profession: 2015-2017‘ covers a variety of collaborations and independent projects both finished and in progress.


The report contains a brief overview of each research project (bulleted below) and a description of the resulting knowledge translation.

Advancing Knowledge: Creating Knowledge through Research Collaborations

  • Connecting with People with Dementia: A Knowledge Translation Project
  • Utilization of Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta Health Services
  • Facilitators and Barriers to the Use of Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta Health Services
  • The Influence of Healthy Work Environments on the Intent to Stay Among Nurses: Perspectives from Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Epidemiology of Non-reported Work-related Injuries among Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta
  • Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Practice: Understanding how Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Source Knowledge in Alberta, Canada
  • Innovative Evidence-Based Practice Education: Battling Dr. Google and Nurse Jackie
  • Evidence-Based Practice in the Classroom: A Survey of Practical Nurse Educators
  • Information Literacy Skills and Training of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Alberta, Canada: Results of a Survey
  • Mental Injury: Exploring the Factors Related to Abusive Behavior Among Health Professionals

Building Capacity for Licensed Practical Nurse Related Research

  • Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant

Using Research to Inform Decisions, Make Impact and Transform the System

  • Advancing Policy to Optimize the Role of Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Update of Licensed Practical Nurse Competencies in Alberta
  • Harmonizing the Approval Process of Canadian Practical Nurse Programs: An Environmental Scan and Jurisdictional Review

Looking Forward

More about Research

The CLPNA thanks our Research Advisory Committee for providing valuable input on the direction of the Research Department’s activities over the next year. Members of this committee include academic researchers, health policy experts, LPNs, and CLPNA staff from the departments of research and practice.

Questions about LPN research may be directed to Dr. Leah Phillips, Director of Research and Policy,, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).