Category: News

Overview of 2020 LPN Regulation Amendments: Video

 Changes affecting Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are coming in 2020 as a result of amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended regulation, announced on October 17, streamlines how the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)…

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Linda Stanger to retire as CEO of CLPNA

Linda Stanger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), will retire in 2020. A committee of the CLPNA’s Council is managing the ongoing succession plan and has initiated a national executive search for a new CEO. Linda will remain in her role until a successor is appointed in…

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Understanding the CLPNA’s Complaints Process

One of the primary responsibilities of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Legislation, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and policies provide the framework that governs the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) profession, and therefore every LPN, in Alberta. Holding LPNs accountable…

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Creating Excitement to Learn through the Continuing Competence Program

Each year, as part of the CLPNA’s annual Registration Renewal, Licensed Practical Nurses are required to participate in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) in order to continue to be eligible for registration the following year. The Continuing Competence Program, developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), is built around a four-part…

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LPN Awareness Builds during Fall Digital and Radio Campaigns

  In September, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) raised awareness about Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and their contribution to healthcare teams through several public awareness initiatives across Alberta. LPNS ON GLOBAL NEWS The CLPNA participated in a Global News article highlighting the patient-centred care philosophy that is key to the LPN role….

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Study with CLPNA: Learning to Learn Self-Study Course

With constant changes and advancements in technology and medical knowledge, a nurse’s competencies and skills can quickly become outdated. Nursing practice can become less effective – putting safe and ethical client care at risk. Nurses must continuously learn to maintain and enhance their professional nursing competence. The Learning to Learn Self-Study Course is designed to…

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Regulation change for Licensed Practical Nurses enhances continuity of care for Albertans

Today, the Government of Alberta announced a comprehensive amendment to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. This opens up new possibilities for a broader range of nursing services by Licensed Practical Nurses enhancing continuity of care for Albertans. “These amendments support over 16,000 nurses to better assist a rapidly evolving healthcare system well into the…

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CLPNA Committees looking for a few good LPNs

Licensed Practical Nurses interested in stepping up their career are invited to volunteer for Committee involvement at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the 2020-2021 term. Newcomers to these working committees are oriented and fully trained. An honorarium and travel expenses are paid for committee work. Apply with a resume by…

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Research seeks to understand Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Member Survey Report

“The 2018 LPN Member Survey…aimed for a comprehensive understanding of LPN work-life, work environments, and the profession itself.” Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) face many physical, emotional, and social challenges in their work which can lead to absenteeism, turnover, anxiety, and burnout. A strong healthy workforce can support the highest level of safety for the public….

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Sharing evidence-based immunization info critical for LPNs: CLPNA

Recently, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee of Health Workforce reached out to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) regarding a recent insurgence of measles in Canada and its relationship to vaccine hesitancy. This message contains a summary of that information and a call to action for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Vaccine hesitance is… a…

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