Month: April 2020

Webinar: Mental Health and Resilience during COVID-19 (May 12 & 14)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA) partners with the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) to host a webinar providing practical insights and strategies related to COVID-19. This webinar will explore key factors for understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. LPNs will receive concrete guidance for building resilience and staying emotionally and mentally…

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Sharing Evidence-Informed COVID-19 Info

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) would like to thank Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for working to keep Albertans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the regulatory authority for LPNs, the CLPNA has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice, and as such, would like to…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (May 21, July 23)

Clarification to LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities, and streamlining the registration process are just some of the many changes that arose under the amendments to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse Profession Regulation on February 2, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice This webinar presentation…

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Study on COVID’s impact on nurse health recruiting participants

Research teams at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, supported by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, are studying the effects of working through the COVID-19 pandemic on the health of Alberta’s nurses. They are recruiting for participants now to get information before the full force of the epidemic. According to the researchers: The…

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Council Elections for Calgary, Edmonton moved to August 2020

 The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has adjusted the start of Council Elections from June to August 2020 due to the current strain on LPNs during COVID-19 pandemic. Nomination Forms for District 2 (Calgary & Area) and District 4 (Edmonton & Area) will be available by June 20….

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Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2020 deferred

Every year, a percentage of Licensed Practical Nurses are selected by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the Continuing Competence Program Audit. This regulatory-required process typically runs May 1 to June 30, 2020, a period which this year is projected to be the peak of the expected COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta….

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In Appreciation

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” ― Elizabeth Edwards To all licensed practical nurses, we take a moment to extend our heartfelt appreciation for you during these unprecedented times. While Canadians stay in, many of you step out into increased risk to provide…

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Self-Study Module: Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct

Licensed Practical Nurses are educated to maintain professional boundaries and treat their patients with respect and professionalism. However, there may be a power imbalance between an LPN and their patient that leads to unprofessional behaviour. To protect patients, Alberta’s legislation provides health professionals with clear definitions of behaviours that constitute sexual misconduct or sexual abuse….

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