Category: Applicants

Webinar: End PJ Paralysis (Nov 20 or 22)

If patients stay in their pyjamas for longer than they need to, they have a higher risk of infection, loss of mobility, fitness and strength, and will ultimately stay in hospital longer. Having patients in their day clothes, rather than in pyjamas (PJs) or gowns, enhances dignity, autonomy and, in many instances, shortens their length…

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Recreational cannabis risks to LPNs addressed in Fact Sheet

The legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018 brings with it an additional consideration for healthcare professionals such as Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Whether personal cannabis usage may compromise their ability to provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. New guidance from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) explains possible impacts…

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Pressure Drop: An LPN’s Role in Pressure Injury Research – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE An Edmonton LPN’s curiosity makes her a perfect fit for technology-driven research into pressure injury prevention and education in the Fall 2018 feature story in CARE magazine. “It’s a high stakes area that is rife for research, as questions swirl around the most effective protocols for turning and educating patients.” ALSO IN THIS…

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Aesthetic Nursing in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions

Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, volume enhancers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures. The roles and responsibilities of a nurse performing aesthetic nursing procedures may vary by…

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Webinar: Elder Abuse Awareness (Oct 2 or 4)

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. 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 have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The purpose of this…

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WEBINAR: RELATIONAL PRACTICE (Sept 25 or 27)

Relational Practice is an approach, a method for LPNs to go beyond the superficial presentation of a client and his/her health concern(s). Relational Practice reaches below the surface while maintaining professional behaviours, knowledge, skills, and boundaries. It refers to a means of building and sustaining health-promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. This one-hour…

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Vendor to develop next generation National LPN Exam (CPNRE)

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) is pleased to announce that Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. (YAS) has been selected as the vendor to develop, implement and deliver a new generation of the entry-to-practice high stakes examination for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in eight jurisdictions in Canada. CCPNR undertook a robust and extensive process…

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Grant partnership provides funding for LPN focused research

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, is now accepting applications for the Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. Funding supports and fosters high quality research to build foundational knowledge about the Practical Nurse profession and practice. Successful applications will produce “new discoveries” related to practical nursing…

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Grande Prairie area re-elects incumbent to the CLPNA’s Council

The votes are in! Joyce Rossiter, LPN, will continue to represent the Grande Prairie area for the next three years on the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council. In Council Election District 6 there were 137 votes cast on 571 ballots, a 24% participation rate. The CLPNA thanks all LPNs who took the…

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