Category: News

Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Feb. 8 & 10)

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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Basic & Advanced Foot Care

Assessing a patient’s feet is part of a comprehensive head to toe assessment and is vital to ensuring optimal health outcomes for a patient. The assessment of a patient’s feet may indicate abnormalities or an underlying disease process such as those involving complications with the heart, liver, kidneys, deficits in self care, nutritional disorders, systemic…

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Reinstating Registration for 2022

On January 1, 2022, Registration Renewal at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. LPNs who have not renewed for 2022 will have their practice permit suspended. HOW TO REINSTATE FOR 2022 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be…

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Employment Opportunity: Human Resources Advisor

Reporting to the Executive Officer, the Director of Performance Measurement and Research is the lead responsible for creating and establishing the CLPNA’s system for performance metrics and measurement across the organization. A leader in the organization, the Director is also responsible for heading the strategic direction for regulatory research and assessments, in order to ensure the CLPNA is responsive and aligned with regulatory best practice.

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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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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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Employment Opportunity: Director of Performance Measurement and Research

Reporting to the Executive Officer, the Director of Performance Measurement and Research is the lead responsible for creating and establishing the CLPNA’s system for performance metrics and measurement across the organization. A leader in the organization, the Director is also responsible for heading the strategic direction for regulatory research and assessments, in order to ensure the CLPNA is responsive and aligned with regulatory best practice.

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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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