Category: Members

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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Three Seats on CLPNA’s Council up for Nomination

 Licensed Practical Nurse leaders of all types, planners, strategists, evaluators and budgeters, are eyeing the call for nominations to the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Three large areas are up for election surrounding the major centres of Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Jasper, Slave Lake, and Cold Lake….

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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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LPNs to review proposed LPN Regulation amendments

As part of an on-going and comprehensive review and update of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is once again calling on LPNs to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the LPN Regulation. In July 2016, the CLPNA asked LPNs and other partners…

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CLPNA’s fee adjustments approved for July 1, 2019

A variety of fee changes were approved by the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta starting July 1, 2019. RELATED – Fee Schedule Adjustments include general and specialty application fees, and a new registration levy. There was no change made to annual Registration Renewal fees paid by December 1. The Specialty…

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Bill 21 changes to Public Registry of LPNs and Complaints

With the passing of Bill 21 in November 2018, the Health Professions Act (HPA) was amended to require increased transparency from regulatory colleges in Alberta. These amendments require mandatory publication of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct disciplinary actions. RELATED – Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1 The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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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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CLPNA Bylaw Amendments

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) approved changes to the Bylaws in March 2019. DOWNLOAD CLPNA Bylaws A number of bylaw amendments are to meet the requirements of Bill 21 An Act to Protect Patients. Specifically, Bill 21 requires that college bylaws list specific types of information that may…

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NATIONAL NURSING WEEK CONTEST LAUNCHES APRIL 23

This year, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is doing something different to celebrate National Nursing Week. Starting April 23, take the National Nursing Week Quiz to be entered to win a sweet swag bag of LPN-branded items! Due to an overwhelming response for these items in the past few years, we…

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