Introducing Student Memberships for Alberta’s Practical Nurses

Applications are open!

Student Membership is an opportunity for those enrolled in Alberta’s practical nursing programs to integrate their learning while keeping updated on the profession’s advances in LPN regulations and nursing guidance directly from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

The new membership type elevates the transition from student to professional nurse, providing students with immediate notification of changes to Alberta’s nursing practices and policies and more, and improving public protection as the nurse enters the workforce.

A jump on active LPN registration is also available through early access to the Jurisprudence Exam, a mandatory requirement in the CLPNA’s registration process.

Students will also receive access to the CLPNA’s members-only continuing education. Over a dozen Learning Modules are currently available, with more in development. Select Learning Modules provide specific instruction for authorization to practice, such as on Restricted Activities and Advanced Authorizations. Popular courses include Understanding Restricted Activities; Administering Medications via CVC, PICC, and IVAD; Administering Parenteral Nutrition; Administering Blood and Blood Products and more.

Student Membership is a non-practicing registration type. Therefore, students are not permitted to work ‘as an LPN’ or use the restricted titles of ‘Licensed Practical Nurse’ or ‘LPN’, as per the Health Professions Act. Students completing their practicums through approved nursing program continue to be authorized to practice as per their educational institution policies. 

The $100 student membership is valid for up to three years. An extension for additional years is available.

This is the first time that student memberships are being offered by the CLPNA. 

For more info, contact the CLPNA’s Registration Department at Ask CLPNA,, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta).

One response to “Introducing Student Memberships for Alberta’s Practical Nurses”

  1. So glad this has come to fruition. I hope students of the PN program will jump on this opportunity. There are a lot of benefits for the students as stated above. I am also hoping that school administrators, instructors, as well as LPNs and all other stakeholders will spread this information to as many practical nursing students as possible. Welcome on board students :).