As a nurse, you’ll never stop learning. Whether it’s learning about a disease process or the latest medical equipment, continuing education is foundational to the nursing profession. Participation is mandatory under Alberta’s Health Profession Act.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requires that LPNs participate annually to maintain or enhance their competence. This multi-part program, explained in a new video above, asks LPNs to submit a learning plan during registration renewal and to complete the stated learning plan during the registration year. LPNs may be requested to show completion during an annual audit.
The CCP Audit for select CLPNA members runs May 1 through June 30, 2019. The audit is a verification process to ensure that LPNs have met annual CCP requirements. New this year is a registration levy of $100 for any audit submissions received after the deadline. The levy must be paid prior to approval of registration renewal.
In the CCP video, LPNs will:
- Learn important information about the Continuing Competence Program
- Discover tools for a successful audit submission
Through participation in the annual CCP, the public can be assured LPNs are meeting continuing professional development requirements.