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.

RELATED – Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in Effect April 1, 2019

The self-study module, Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct, is designed to provide LPNs with an understanding of this legislation and related Standards of Practice and Guideline on Boundary Violations from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

RELATED – Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations speak to Sexual Misconduct

Self-Study Module: Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct

This free and interactive online learning module is suitable to assist LPNs in meeting the Learning Plan goals of the CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program.


Log in to to access this new module and many others that are now available from Study with CLPNA. This module is only available to the CLPNA’s registrants.

A printable Certificate of Completion is available upon passing the module’s Final Exam.

Questions? Contact the CLPNA’s Professional Development Department at Ask CLPNA,, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).