Month: March 2021

Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) effective February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice The amended regulation streamlines the CLPNA’s registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially…

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Increased Public Representation on the CLPNA’s Council

On April 1, 2021, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council commences with a new composition of Council membership. The Council is the governing body of the CLPNA and previously consisted of an LPN president, seven elected regulated members, and three appointed public members. The change in council composition is in response…

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Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses

Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses (CARNA, CLPNA & CRPNA, 2021) was collaboratively developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta, and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. These guidelines support critical thinking and decision-making in the responsible use of social…

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National Nursing Week Recognition Boxes: Random Draw – Limited Number Available

In recognition of the nursing profession’s dedication and achievements, the second week of May is celebrated annually as National Nursing Week. For those planning an event or celebration for National Nursing Week 2021, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has prepared boxes of CLPNA-branded items to share with colleagues. Packages may include…

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CARE Magazine Distribution Goes Bi-Annual

The distribution of CARE magazine is changing. The regulatory-oriented nursing magazine, produced by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and delivered to over 20,000 LPNs and subscribers, is transitioning from a quarterly to a bi-annual publication. CARE will be published twice in 2021, a Spring/Summer issue in April and a Fall/Winter issue in…

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Employment Opportunity: Accountant

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is currently accepting resumes for this position. THE ROLE Reporting to the Finance Officer, the Accountant is responsible for assisting in maintaining financial, accounting, and administrative services to meet legislative and regulatory requirements that support the financial strategy of the CLPNA. In addition, success in this…

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Hearing Notice: Rebecca Trout #37905

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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ALBERTA NURSING REGULATOR’S STATEMENT ON HIGH VOLUME VACCINATION CLINICS

The Alberta Nursing Regulators: The College and Association of Registered Nurses, The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency and mass immunization clinics are being put in place to protect Albertans from COVID-19. As a result,…

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Video: Caregiver-Centered Care

In Alberta, 1 in 4 are family caregivers. Caregivers play a vital role in the healthcare system. Research shows that supporting family caregivers in maintaining their own health and well-being allows them to better care for their loved ones. In this presentation, Dr. Jasneet Parmar, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta provides…

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Employment Opportunity: Regulatory Affairs Advisor

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is currently accepting resumes for this position. THE ROLE Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Regulatory Affairs Advisor provides strategic policy advice to the CLPNA on government legislative proposals and consultations. Leads the development of the CLPNA’s professions regulations and other quasi-legal documents under the…

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