Category: News

Employment Opportunity: Registration Assistant

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is currently accepting resumes for this position. THE ROLE Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Registration Assistant works with a team of professionals who support the Registration department by processing applications for LPN registration, student memberships, new graduates, and registration renewals and by providing information and…

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Sharing Evidence-Informed Immunization Info for LPNs in Alberta

As the regulatory authority for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice. Under the LPN Profession Regulation, LPNs are authorized to administer vaccines for the purpose of immunization. LPNs are expected to understand concepts such…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Oct 19 & 25)

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

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Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (Oct 18 & 26)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is also evident in the health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. In…

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Volunteers Needed for Exam Writing Workshop

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has partnered with the Touchstone Institute to develop an exam to assess the competence of Licensed Practical Nurses entering into practice in Alberta through non-traditional methods. 20 volunteers from across Alberta are needed to join the team to help create the exam, including building scenarios and…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (October 5 & 7)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education you need to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs…

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Self-Study Module: Medication Drug Calculations

Despite all recent advances in medication administration, drug-related adverse events and error rates remain a concern. Many medication errors are related to administering incorrect dosages. Medication administration must be performed in accordance with legislation, regulatory standards, CLPNA policies, and employer policies. Licensed Practical Nurses are responsible to ensure they possess the required knowledge, skill, and judgment…

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Webinar: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (Sept 14 & 16)

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 webinar will explore the potential impact of a high stress work environment and the patterns and prevalence of developing Post Traumatic Stress. Strategies to increase…

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Understanding the Difference: Regulator, Association, and Union

The Health Professions Act requires a clear separation between the responsibility of the profession’s regulatory functions that protect the public and those related to salary negotiations, economic, and social wellbeing of members of the profession. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has developed the Understanding the Difference: Regulator, Association, and Union info sheet…

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The CLPNA’s Council and Leadership Announcements

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is excited to announce upcoming changes to the CLPNA Council. The Council is the governing body of the CLPNA and is made up of six public members and six regulated members, bringing different perspectives and experiences together to provide strategic direction to the CLPNA. Related –…

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