Study with CLPNA: Elder Abuse Self-Study Course


Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings. This puts Licensed Practical Nurses in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse.

The Elder Abuse Self-Study Course was designed by the CLPNA as continuing education for LPNs who have an invested interest in recognizing, responding to and preventing instances of elder abuse/mistreatment. The main purpose of this course is to bring further awareness to the issue of elder abuse and strategies that can be used to support older persons where either abuse is suspected or a person has disclosed that they are being abused.

Elder Abuse Self-Study Course

LAUNCH Elder Abuse Self-Study Course

The course consists of five 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 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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