Month: September 2019

Hearing Notice: Jasbir Rai #35171

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Hearing Notice: Tara Carmichael #38231

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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WEBINAR: RESPECTFUL WORKPLACES (OCT 16 & NOV 13)

Everyone wants to work in an environment where people feel safe, healthy and valued – a respectful workplace. Building a respectful workplace starts with building healthy working relationships – one conversation, one interaction at a time. The CLPNA is excited to partner with Veronica De Freitas and Tara Foster from Alberta Health Services to present…

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Magnetic North: LPN Opportunities in Peace Country – CARE Magazine

 DOWNLOAD ISSUE “When it comes to opportunities for LPNs in northern Alberta, it seems the sky is truly the limit.” In our feature story, ‘Magnetic North: Opportunities in Peace Country’, Licensed Practical Nurses working in northern Alberta are finding opportunities for advanced practice in unique areas. Discover more in the Fall issue of the…

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Immunization Regulation for all LPNs, including reporting: Video

(UPDATED August 11, 2020 – Updated article with current information) Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. Learn what changed for all LPNs in this video from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. This…

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WEBINAR: UNCONSCIOUS BIAS (OCT 24)

Are you biased? Well I am. And you are, too. We’re all biased. Biases are attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Bias is activated involuntarily, without intention or control. Unconscious bias causes us to make quick and often, inaccurate judgments based on limited facts and our own…

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On Oct 1, LPN Registration Renewal begins for 2020

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1 for 2020. The CLPNA encourages all LPNs to renew before December 1 to pay the lowest registration fee of $350.  For those who delay, the renewal fee is $550 when submitted between December 2 to 31. On January 1, those who have not renewed will have…

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Condensed Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 4th Edition, released

A document which broadly defines the scope of practice of LPNs in Alberta has been updated for format and content re-organization, increasing ease of use. The 4th Edition of the Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses was released September 16, 2019 by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The condensed Profile replaces…

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National Entry-Level Competencies for LPNs adopted by CLPNA

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) released the Entry-Level Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses in August 2019. This document “describes the knowledge, skills, judgment and attitudes required of beginning practitioners to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care”, and is a foundational document for base curriculum and registration exam development. Beginning practitioners, also known as…

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