National Nursing Week meets the WHO’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Looking back, it seems the World Health Organization had a crystal ball when they chose 2020 to be the international Year of the Nurse and Midwife. There are more nurses in the world than any other health professional and they are profoundly affected by the current pandemic.

While Canadians stay in, LPNs and other health professionals step out into increased risk to provide care and comfort. This National Nursing Week, May 11-17, it’s never been clearer that Albertans and Canadians truly recognize and rejoice in the efforts of the nursing team. From claps out the window to kudos on the news, the love is everywhere.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta joins patients, clients, family and colleagues to extend to all LPNs the warmest appreciation during this and every week. To our registered nurse and registered psychiatric nurse colleagues, thank you for your partnership, and to our health care aide team, we appreciate your support in care.

Foundation Celebrates Awards of Excellence Nominees

The nominees are in for the four Awards of Excellence for LPNs and supportive non-LPN health professionals.

Many thanks to the nominators for letting the profession know about these exemplary individuals.

RELATED – 2020 Awards of Excellence Nominees

Kudos to the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs for their management of this project.

A Special History of LPNs & Lapel Pin

In this year of the nurse, what can we learn from the past? Growth. Resilience. Achievement.

A special historical edition of the CLPNA’s CARE magazine is coming soon to mark the milestones of our 70+ year history, as LPNs strived for self-regulation and professionalism.

Public Service Messages

The public will have the chance to learn about LPNs on the Global News and CTV News platforms. The CLPNA’s digital public service announcements are expected to have hundreds of thousands of views during May.

Radio ads during National Nursing Week can be heard on 101.5 FM Today Radio and WILD 95.3 Calgary’s New Country, and CFWE Windspeaker Radio stations across Alberta.

Webinars promote Mental Health

On May 12 and 14, LPNs will receive concrete guidance for building resilience and staying emotionally and mentally healthy during COVID-19 pandemic, including insights for supporting children.

Register now for the Webinar on Mental Health And Resilience During Covid-19.

RELATED – Webinar: Mental Health And Resilience During Covid-19