Category: Regulated Members

Apply to CLPNA Committee for 2023-2024

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is looking for committed Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to volunteer for Committee involvement for the 2023-2024 term. The CLPNA provides orientation, training, honorarium, travel expenses related to committee meetings. Committees currently accepting applications are: HEARING TRIBUNAL This committee ensures the public is protected from unethical, unsafe…

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Registration Renewal for 2023 Begins October 1

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) begins October 1, 2022. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process to work in Alberta in 2023. The process is also used to cancel registration if you do not plan to practice as an LPN in Alberta. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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Webinar: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs (Oct 4 & 6)

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 authorizations,…

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Webinar: Harm Reduction – Theory & Practice (Sept 20 & 22)

This webinar will define harm reduction and provide an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. It will showcase examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people who use substances. The topics of stigma, trauma, social determinants of health, and…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice and Regulation (Sept. 6 & 8 )

When providing immunization services, it is important for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to be aware of their legal responsibilities and the education needed to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines provincial reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization…

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Changes Coming to LPN Registration Dates in 2024

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council recently approved a change to the registration year. Starting in 2024, practice permits will be valid from December 1 – November 30, moving back the registration renewal period by one month to begin on September 1. This change will address the feedback from registrants and employers…

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Associate Memberships to be Discontinued

In response to recent changes in legislation, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has completed a review of its membership types. Associate (non-practicing) membership was evaluated as part of this review and it has been determined that the CLPNA will no longer be offering this membership as of January 1, 2023. Associate…

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CARE Magazine – Long COVID: Supporting Patient Care

An LPN has an important role to play on an interprofessional team…The more an LPN knows about this new condition, the more they understand their patient and support them in getting the best care possible. Chris Burnie, AHS Post COVID Task Force The feature story, ‘Long COVID: Supporting Patient Care’, provides information on Long COVID…

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Video: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice

The way Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Meeting these expectations requires that LPNs provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. LPNs must demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and when collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team. This video…

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The CLPNA’s 2021 Annual Report

Highlights from the 2021 Annual Report are reviewed in this video presentation. The full report includes the CLPNA’s financial statements and covers an overview of the work completed in 2021. RELATED – 2022 Annual General Meeting (Video) The CLPNA regulates the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta in a manner that protects and serves the…

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