Study with CLPNA: Relational Practice Self-Study Course


Self-awareness, partnership, relationship building, communication – What do these words mean to you?

Relational practice is the current term for what nursing usually refers to as interpersonal communication skills, but encompasses so much more! It’s a means of building and sustaining health promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. It is very client-focused and concerned with health care needs based in the complexities of a client’s lived experiences. Partnership is the heart of relational practice.

Relational Practice Self-Study Course

Relational Practice Self-Study Course

The Relational Practice Self-Study Course available from Study with CLPNA is designed to assist LPNs to practice and explore how to use communication skills in real-life practical nursing situations.

The course consists of seven modules and includes learning activities, quizzes and study guide.

A printable CLPNA Certificate of Completion is available upon passing the Final Exam.

There is no cost to take this course (it’s FREE!) and it’s available to anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge.

This course is suitable to help LPNs meet the Learning Plan goals of CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program. More self-study courses are available from Study with CLPNA.

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This self-study course was developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to help meet the Strategic Plan goals under education and competence.

Questions? Contact CLPNA’s Professional Development Department at, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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    • All you have to go is click on the big green button called “Relational Practice Self-Study Course” to go to the course.

  1. If you start the course but not able to complete and leave to do something else, will you be able to go back and continue from where you stoped?

    • You may complete a course’s modules/sections at any time and in any order you wish. However, individual modules/sections will not save your place. If you exit the module/section before completing it, you would have to start it again from the beginning.