Category: Regulated Members

Consultation: Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations

An update has been made to the Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct. This update aligns with the recent amendment to the Health Professions (Protecting Women and Girls) Amendment Act, 2022 that strengthened provincial laws banning female genital mutilation in Alberta. Moreover, there were editorial changes and…

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Video: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practice has evolved since 2003 when the regulation was first proclaimed under the Health Professions Act. The current regulation authorizes LPNs to perform a broader range of activities to support care provided to individuals and their families. The LPN Profession Regulation identifies the LPN scope of practice related to restricted activities and advanced…

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How to Reinstate Registration for 2023

On January 1, 2023, Registration Renewal at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. LPNs who have not renewed for 2023 will have their practice permit suspended. HOW TO REINSTATE FOR 2023 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be…

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Updated Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability

Professionalism in nursing practice ensures the consistent provision of safe, ethical, and competent care by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to their patients. The updated Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability discusses key professional responsibilities that LPNs are accountable for. Some key professional responsibilities and accountabilities discussed in this document clarify expectations related to: fitness to practice, professional development,…

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New Policy: Medication Management

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has created a policy on Medication Management. This document replaces the Medication Management practice guideline. The information from the previous practice guideline has been updated and condensed to clearly reflect expectations surrounding medication management. In most practice settings, medication management is a significant role for Licensed…

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Video: Falls Prevention

A fall can have a significant impact on a person’s independence and lifestyle. Among older adults in Alberta, falls are the leading cause of injury and 1 of 3 older adults will fall at least once per year. This video, presented by Melanie Morgan-Redshaw from the Injury Prevention Centre, outlines risk factors that can lead…

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Feedback on Updated LPN Code of Ethics

On Nov 24, 2022, the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) launches its survey to validate the Updated Code of Ethics. The consultation and validation survey provides an opportunity for all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and interested stakeholders to anonymously share their views on the proposed draft. The feedback will be used to finalize…

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Employment Opportunity: Registration Competence Advisor

THE ROLE Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Registration Competence Advisor is an integral member of the team and is responsible for assessing Health Care Aides (HCA) utilizing a substantial equivalence framework. This position consults with applicants, practitioners, stakeholders, and committees regarding the HCA and LPN profession. HOW TO APPLY This job opportunity is now…

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Updated Policy: Actively Engaged Requirements

The Policy on Actively Engaged Requirements for Registration and the Continuing Competence Program has been updated to include a new criteria to demonstrate being “actively engaged” for the purpose of registration. This update impacts individuals who do not meet the practice hours requirement or those who have been out of nursing practice for less than…

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Webinar: Eye Health – Providing a Lens for LPNs (Nov 22)

LPNs must consistently maintain and enhance their competence in nursing practice and be aware of strengths and areas in need of improvement. Continuing competence is essential in meeting the demands of evolving practice environments and patient needs. Join Dr. Salma Kiani, OD, as she walks you through what you need to know about eye health…

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