Category: Applicants

Integrating Spirituality into Care: Video

Despite a strong evidence base, few health care professionals are prepared to talk to patients about their spiritual or psychosocial needs. Patient care often solely focuses on the physical aspects of injury or disease and not the associated spiritual distress. “Integrating Spirituality into Care” presented by Jeanne Weis, MN, BN, RN, CHPCA(c) provides Licensed Practical…

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LPN T-Shirts, Totes & Tumblers raise Foundation funds

It’s official! A new online shop of LPN-branded goodies has opened as a fundraiser for ongoing LPN education. Insulated drink bottles, colourful lanyards, ‘cooler’ totes, unisex t-shirts, penlights and LPN/CLPNA pins can all be ordered. And keep checking back! New products and colour selections are coming regularly. FOUNDATION SHOP The most popular items sold at…

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Quizzes and visits; giveaways and PSAs: National Nursing Week 2019

During National Nursing Week, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta helped LPNs celebrate by running a contest for fantastic swag, partnered with a Calgary radio station, and broadcast public service announcements on CTV. National Nursing Week Quiz Clever LPNs across the province were tested by the #RegulatorySmarts Quiz which resulted in 200 prize…

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Protecting the Public: 2018 Annual Report and latest Strategic Plan itemized at AGM

CLPNA’s 2018 Annual Report (PDF) Significant regulatory collaborations. Dozens of research, practice and policy projects. Substantial participation in professional development. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to report on the work of it’s Council, committees and staff in the 2018 Annual Report and looks forward to the future in the Strategic Plan for…

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Mixing it up with new experiences – 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

What else is there to experience from The Alchemy of Professionalism at the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference? More professionals presenting! REGISTRATION INFO Mixed Elements will be a fast-paced, engaging hour connecting you to info you need to know: Open minds: A fresh perspective in person centered care – Rachel Beyer, Rebecca Routly and Alyssa Amrit Pannu,…

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Getting to know the Continuing Competence Program & Audit

As a nurse, you’ll never stop learning. Whether it’s learning about a disease process or the latest medical equipment, continuing education is foundational to the nursing profession.  Participation is mandatory under Alberta’s Health Profession Act. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requires that LPNs participate annually to maintain…

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How protecting patients from sexual misconduct impacts LPNs: Webinars & Video

LPNs, do you know how Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients may affect: An LPN’s dating life? Current and future LPN educational requirements? Reporting of sexual misconduct or abuse? Public access to CLPNA disciplinary process? Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are urged to ensure their practice complies with Bill 21 by watching this 20 minute…

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Lessons from Assosa: Practical Nursing in Ethiopia – CARE MAGAZINE

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “Cultural expectations must be set aside when faced with the realities of medical care in a developing county.” In our feature story, ‘Lessons from Assosa: Practical Nursing in Ethiopia’, a licensed practical nurse writes eloquently about her time in Ethiopia: the challenges, the learning and all that she gained from her experience. Discover…

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Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations speak to sexual misconduct

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) released new Standards of Practice specific to Bill 21 to address protecting patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct as well as other types of boundary violations. Standards of Practice are part of the overall legislative framework that governs the LPN profession in Alberta and provide…

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