Category: Members

Video: Nurses in Independent Practice

It is important to be appropriately informed and prepared before starting a business as a regulated health professional. The “Nurses in Independent Practice” presentation guides Alberta’s nurses who currently engage in, or who are considering independent or self-employed practice and the delivery of health services. The material is a joint presentation from the College of…

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Self-Study Module: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs

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. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s self-study module, PTSD and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs, is designed to provide LPNs with an understanding…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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CPSI releases Safety Competencies Framework

This World Patient Safety Day (Sept 17), consider the many diverse elements that must converge to ensure patient safety. One element is the commitment to public protection reflected in the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) participation with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) to update the safety competencies to support a safe…

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Preparing for LPN Registration Renewal for 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2020, for the 2021 calendar year. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2021. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. RELATED – Registration Renewal The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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Immunization Course Equips LPNs for Flu Season & Beyond

Coming soon… is flu season. Eventually, and hopefully, a vaccine for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will be ready to administer. Now is the time for Licensed Practical Nurses to become educated to vaccinate in Alberta. LPN scope of practice related to immunization, the administration of vaccines and biologic products for the purpose of providing immunizations…

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What are ‘practice hours’?: Nursing Practice Self-Assessment Tool

The Nursing Practice Self-Assessment Tool helps users determine whether their role provides “nursing services” in Alberta according to the Health Professions Act and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) policy. Additionally, the tool can help LPNs determine what are considered nursing ‘practice hours’ on the CLPNA’s annual Registration Renewal form or for…

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Practice Guideline: Virtual Healthcare; plus Self-Employed Practice Guidance

Among the many changes to healthcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the accelerated adoption of modern communication technologies. The Alberta government announced that virtual doctor’s appointments would become a permanent care option and Alberta Health Services began using Zoom video conferencing as a alternative to in-person appointments. Through virtual healthcare, licensed practical nurses (LPNs)…

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Webinar: Nurses in Independent Practice (Sept 14)

Independent Practice is the application of nursing knowledge, skill, and principles outside of a traditional healthcare organization or setting. The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) are pleased to present this webinar intended…

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Meeting Actively Engaged in Practice Conditions

In preparation for Registration Renewal for 2021, a reminder to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s members on how to ensure they meet the requirements on being Actively Engaged in Practice. By 2022, all Licensed Practical Nurses will be required to have provided nursing services for a minimum of 1000 hours within the…

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