“A major milestone this year was receiving approval of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation… effective February 1, 2020. These amendments support LPNs to work to the full extent of their education and make a greater contribution to the healthcare team and the health of Albertans.”
From a 3.5% growth in LPN membership to 2000 practice consultations, the 2019 Annual Report from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) tells the story of the profession from governance to goals to finances. Bonus content from the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs and the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory is included.
Highlights from the 44-page document will be reviewed at the Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2020. This year’s event will be presented online, in light of public health restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Strategic Plan continues
The CLPNA continues to operate using the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan focusing on core goals in the areas of registration, conduct, and competence, supported by research, policy, communications, and organizational culture.
The CLPNA is the regulatory organization for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses. CLPNA regulates the profession by setting entry-to-practice requirements, establishing, promoting and enforcing standards for registration, practice, and professional conduct, and enhancing the care provided by members of the profession through the Continuing Competency Program.