Category: Applicants

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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WEBINAR: Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients (Mar 28 or 29)

Starting April 1, Bill 21 introduces new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. The revisions to the Health Professions Act (HPA) define ‘sexual abuse’ and ‘sexual misconduct’ and establish obligations on health professionals and regulatory colleges. RELATED – Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1 A new webinar…

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Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1

In November 2018, the Alberta government passed Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients which amends the Health Professions Act (HPA) and introduced a number of new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. Concerning sexual misconduct The purpose of Bill 21 is to better protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual…

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How to End PJ Paralysis and get Patients Moving: Video

Get up, get dressed, and get moving! The End PJ Paralysis movement has been embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues around the world. Encouraging patients to get out of their hospital gowns and pajamas encourages mobility, enhances dignity, independence and, in many instances, shortens their length of stay. Paul Wright from Patient and Family…

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Elder Abuse Awareness in 30 minutes: Video

By 2030, 23% of Canadians will be over the age of 65 and this may lead to increased instances of elder abuse. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings and are in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who…

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Limits for beginner nurses in Practice Policy: Temporary Registration

As new nurses start practicing in Alberta, public protection is enhanced through supervision requirements and other practice limits while allowing temporary registrants to grow in knowledge and skills. The Practice Policy: Temporary Registration describes these restrictions for new Alberta graduates and internationally educated nurses who have not yet passed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE)….

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