Month: September 2021

Registration Renewal for 2022: Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2021. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2022. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages all LPNs to renew before December…

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Employment Opportunity: Registration Assistant

This posting is now closed. THE ROLE Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Registration Assistant works with a team of professionals who support the Registration department by processing applications for LPN registration, student memberships, new graduates, and registration renewals and by providing information and guidance to registrants and applicants of the CLPNA. This position serves…

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Sharing Evidence-Informed Immunization Info for LPNs in Alberta

As the regulatory authority for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice. Under the LPN Profession Regulation, LPNs are authorized to administer vaccines for the purpose of immunization. LPNs are expected to understand concepts such…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Oct 19 & 25)

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 CLPNA registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding…

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Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (Oct 18 & 26)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is also evident in the health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. In…

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Volunteers Needed for Exam Writing Workshop

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has partnered with the Touchstone Institute to develop an exam to assess the competence of Licensed Practical Nurses entering into practice in Alberta through non-traditional methods. 20 volunteers from across Alberta are needed to join the team to help create the exam, including building scenarios and…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (October 5 & 7)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education you need to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs…

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Hearing Notice: Margaret Kapuwa #35660

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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