Category: Applicants

Fires! Floods! Pandemics! LPNs role during emergencies outlined in policy

“Emergency preparedness can help minimize societal disruption and increase protection for the public…” As flu season approaches, how Licensed Practical Nurses protect Albertans during public health and other types of emergencies is the subject of a new policy from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. The Practice Policy: Expectations and Obligations During Emergencies…

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Study with CLPNA: Health Assessment Self-Study Course

Every day, nurses around the world are engaged in the practice of health assessment. The health team, especially the clients themselves, relies on nurses for completeness and accuracy of data collection and for reliability in the interpretation of that data. HEALTH ASSESSMENT SELF-STUDY COURSE Start Self-Study Course The new Health Assessment Self-Study Course, available from…

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Updated Cannabis Authorizations for Alberta’s LPNs

The evolving understanding of the regulatory framework governing the use of cannabis for medical purposes has resulted in an update to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s position on the role of the LPN in relation to administering medical cannabis. This area of practice requires the LPN to undertake a significant amount of…

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Study with CLPNA: Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course

Every Licensed Practical Nurse should understand the rationale for conducting specific diagnostic and laboratory tests when delivering care, as well as the implications of the results of those tests. Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course Start Self-Study Course The new Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course on Study with CLPNA lists common diagnostic…

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Change yourself; change the world: Change Day Alberta

Change yourself; change your world! That’s what Change Day is all about: “people coming together to make a change for the better and having fun at the same time”. Change Day is an “international movement that encourages people to make a pledge to improve the health and wellness of themselves or others.” Isn’t that what nurses…

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Re-designing CLPNA’s Home(pages)

When 400,000 people visit every year, you want to change the décor once in a while. Visitors to two of CLPNA’s website this fall will catch us in a bold venture: to re-design our main website, clpna.com, and our member’s website, myCLPNA.com. Both websites bring with them a renewed focus, fresh features, and bold design…

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The Nurse’s Calling – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “The Nurse’s Calling” recalls a decade of Licensed Practical Nurse stories and why nurses are ‘the most powerful connectors in the system’.  Find out why in the Fall 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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TV Ads share LPN passion about art and science of caring

“What makes me passionate about nursing is the art and science of caring.” – Donna-Lee Wowk, LPN & Practical Nurse Educator CTV Two television is broadcasting two new ads filmed this summer with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Filmed on location in Drayton Valley, the :30 and one minute ads are part of…

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Latest on Diabetes in Educational Video by Barb Bancroft

Diabetes and pre-diabetes has reached epic proportions in the Canada. Who’s at risk? And are you up-to-date in your understanding of assessment and current drug management for diabetes? The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and Barb Bancroft are pleased to present a new educational video on “Diabetes and Health Assessment” (above). This 90 minute video covers the…

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Trauma-Informed Care for LPNs by ECDSS now on VIDEO

The consequences of trauma are far reaching and can be directly or indirectly linked to mental illness, addictions, chronic disease, suicide, and overall, a failure to thrive. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta recently partnered with Early Childhood Development Support Services to host a professional development webinar focusing on Trauma Informed Care, which is now…

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