Category: Members

Register today for the CLPNA’s 2021 AGM

Register today to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The AGM will be held online. Pre-registration is required. The President of the CLPNA’s Council, and the Chief Executive Officer of the CLPNA will be answering questions from members, stakeholders and the public. Please complete this…

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CLPNA’s Bylaws Updated

The Council has completed extensive work to develop and update the Bylaws to reflect the changes required by Bill 30 of the Health Statutes Amendment Act. Bill 30 requires an equal number of public members and health profession members on health regulators’ councils by April 1, 2021. Public members are selected and appointed by the…

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New Policies: Conditions on a Practice Permit & Actively Engaged Requirements

When a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applies for registration or renewal, one of the assessments of the application is to determine the suitability of the LPN to practice. It is possible that conditions be placed on a practice permit so that an LPN can practice or continue to practice under specified parameters. Reasons an LPN…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

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 the CLPNA’s registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially…

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Increased Public Representation on the CLPNA’s Council

On April 1, 2021, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council commences with a new composition of Council membership. The Council is the governing body of the CLPNA and previously consisted of an LPN president, seven elected regulated members, and three appointed public members. The change in council composition is in response…

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Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses

Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses (CARNA, CLPNA & CRPNA, 2021) was collaboratively developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta, and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. These guidelines support critical thinking and decision-making in the responsible use of social…

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National Nursing Week Recognition Boxes: Random Draw – Limited Number Available

In recognition of the nursing profession’s dedication and achievements, the second week of May is celebrated annually as National Nursing Week. For those planning an event or celebration for National Nursing Week 2021, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has prepared boxes of CLPNA-branded items to share with colleagues. Packages may include…

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CARE Magazine Distribution Goes Bi-Annual

The distribution of CARE magazine is changing. The regulatory-oriented nursing magazine, produced by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and delivered to over 20,000 LPNs and subscribers, is transitioning from a quarterly to a bi-annual publication. CARE will be published twice in 2021, a Spring/Summer issue in April and a Fall/Winter issue in…

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Video: Caregiver-Centered Care

In Alberta, 1 in 4 are family caregivers. Caregivers play a vital role in the healthcare system. Research shows that supporting family caregivers in maintaining their own health and well-being allows them to better care for their loved ones. In this presentation, Dr. Jasneet Parmar, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta provides…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (March 15 & 30)

When providing immunization services, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses must be aware of their legal responsibilities and the education needed to perform this activity. The Immunization Practice & Regulation webinar: Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements The presentation includes a LIVE Q&A with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Practice Team….

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