Month: April 2018

Outdoor advertising adds impact to 2018 awareness campaign about LPNs

On April 30, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta introduces billboard advertising as part of the Spring/Summer 2018 awareness campaign. Just in time for National Nursing Week (May 7 – 12, 2018), these large-format outdoor ads compliment television and radio spots currently being aired. Featuring profiles of Licensed Practical Nurses, 15 and 30…

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Northern Alberta LPNs to run for CLPNA Council

A career-expanding opportunity is opening up for the 1400 Licensed Practical Nurses in northern Alberta to guide the practical nurse profession in the province. The CLPNA Council elections will be held in June 2018 for representatives to the Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray areas. To run, eligible LPNs must have an Active Practice Permit from…

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Best practices for quality nursing documentation: policy

Documentation: A critical component of nursing practice. A complete record of care is required for communication and legal purposes. So, how can LPN’s ensure their documentation contains the essential elements and meets expectations? The updated Practice Policy: Documentation lays out CLPNA’s expectations on Licensed Practical Nurses. It is intended to be flexible enough to allow for variations…

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Safeguarding privacy goal of Mobile Device guideline for LPNs

Beep! Boop! Beep! An increasing number of nurses are using smartphones and tablets on the job to research, store information, or to communicate with other healthcare providers or clients. While beneficial in supporting nursing practice, LPNs need to be aware of the risks involved with using mobile devices at work especially in combination with social…

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Council approves ‘actively engaged’ policy for applicants

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta recently approved updated criteria for the Registrar to use in assessing whether applicants have been actively engaged in practical nursing. The updated Practice Policy: Registration Requirements: Actively Engaged is meant to help applicants understand the approved criteria and whether this criteria applies to them….

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Speedier, integrated service for Criminal Record Checks required by CLPNA

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA) has partnered with Sterling Talent Solutions to complete Criminal Record Checks through myBackCheck.com. MyBackCheck is a quick and easy to use online service that provides CLPNA applicants with a more cost-effective way of obtaining Criminal Record Checks. Those required to submit a Criminal Record Check only pay a…

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