Category: Applicants

Reinstating Registration for 2021

On January 1, 2021, the Registration Renewal system at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. Nurses who have not renewed for 2021 will have their practice permit suspended. How to Reinstate for 2021 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits…

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Priority: Public Safety – CARE Magazine

“Ultimately, the members of the Complaints Department take pride in their contribution to the protection of the public, and in their role in ensuring LPNs are providing professional services in Alberta that meet the CLPNA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics” In the feature story, ‘Priority: Public Safety’, meet the College of Licensed Practical…

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Immunization Reporting for All LPNs as of Jan. 1, 2021

(UPDATE December 18, 2020 – The Info Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties has been replaced with the Interpretive Document: Immunization Regulation Duties) The Government of Alberta’s Immunization Regulation gives all health professionals, including licensed practical nurses (LPNs), additional responsibilities regarding immunizations. This aims to improve capacity to manage outbreaks, the quality of immunization services, and increase…

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Foundation Announces 2020 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for Licensed Practical Nurses is pleased to honour the four recipients of the 2020 Awards of Excellence. They represent a dedication to excellence in the areas of education, leadership, collaborative practice and nursing knowledge. A short video presentation on each winner, announced by the Foundation’s President, shares details about these admirable…

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Review of the ‘Whistleblower Protection’ Act

Alberta’s ‘Whistleblower Protection’ Act is under comprehensive review and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship is inviting your participation in the process. The Act “creates a safe avenue for public servants to speak out about wrongdoings or make complaints of reprisal” without fear of punishment, and applies to employees of public sector health authorities, including…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Dec 10)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, practice in a safe, competent and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues,…

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Video: Collaborative Practice in Nursing

Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication and mutual trust are fundamental to collaborative nursing practice, and collaborative practice is a foundation for quality care. The above joint presentation from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), and the College of Registered…

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The CLPNA adds an Executive Officer to Team

After a robust search with excellent candidates, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to welcome Carrie Waggott as the Executive Officer overseeing practice, policy, professional development and research. Waggott joins Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Weis on the CLPNA’s leadership team with Executive Officer Tamara Richter who oversees operations, registration, complaints and…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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Webinar: Professional Boundaries (Oct 6)

Establishing and maintaining the appropriate boundaries between a nurse and patient can be complicated: cultural diversity, gift-giving, nursing family and friends, and intimate relationships. A therapeutic nurse-patient relationship encompasses helpfulness with the right amount of nursing involvement. Find that right level with the CLPNA’s live webinar on October 6, 2020 on the Practice Guideline on…

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