Policy on Professional Responsibility and Accountability defines expectations

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Professionalism in nursing practice ensures the consistent provision of safe, ethical and competent care by Licensed Practical Nurses to their clients.

The updated Practice Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability discusses key professional responsibilities of LPNs to clarify expectations of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta related to:

  • abandonment of care,
  • fitness to practice,
  • professional boundaries,
  • professional development,
  • and the duty to report.

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Being a member of a self-regulated profession is a privilege and this privilege comes with professional obligations. The duty to provide quality care is fundamental to professional nursing practice. As professionals, LPNs are expected to:

  • provide safe, competent and ethical care to their clients;
  • maintain the standards, guidelines and continuing competence required by their regulatory college (CLPNA); and
  • work within the role, expectations, policies and procedures of their employer.

The Practice Policy was approved by CLPNA’s Council in December 2017. It replaces an outdated document, Practice Statement #1 Professional Responsibility and Accountability. A related document, Practice Statement #4 Actively Engaged, was also removed from CLPNA’s roster of active practice policies.

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Questions? Ask CLPNA or contact our Practice Consultants at practice@clpna.com, 780-484-8886, 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).