Category: Members

Committee Volunteers Needed for 2022-2023

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is looking for committed Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to volunteer for Committee involvement for the 2022-2023 term. Apply by November 21, 2021. See below for application details. The CLPNA provides orientation, training, honorarium, travel expenses related to committee meetings. Committees currently accepting applications for 2022-2023 are: JURISPRUDENCE…

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Mandatory Education: Understanding Restricted Activities

The learning module, ‘Understanding Restricted Activities’, is mandatory for all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to complete by June 30, 2022. This requirement is a part of 2022 Continuing Competence Program activities. Restricted activities are high-risk health services that have education, skill, and, at times, supervision requirements. This module will help LPNs understand restricted activities and…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Nov 23 & 25)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), 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,…

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Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that…

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Video: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies

Research shows there is a high occurrence of stress in the lives of healthcare providers, including nurses, and this can have a significant effect on psychological health and well-being. This video presented by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, discusses the potential impact of a high…

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Registration Renewal for 2022: Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2021. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2022. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages all LPNs to renew before December…

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Sharing Evidence-Informed Immunization Info for LPNs in Alberta

As the regulatory authority for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice. Under the LPN Profession Regulation, LPNs are authorized to administer vaccines for the purpose of immunization. LPNs are expected to understand concepts such…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Oct 19 & 25)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) effective February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice The amended regulation streamlines CLPNA registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding…

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Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (Oct 18 & 26)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is also evident in the health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. In…

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Volunteers Needed for Exam Writing Workshop

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has partnered with the Touchstone Institute to develop an exam to assess the competence of Licensed Practical Nurses entering into practice in Alberta through non-traditional methods. 20 volunteers from across Alberta are needed to join the team to help create the exam, including building scenarios and…

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