Category: News

Webinar: Resilience – A Mindset for Wellness (Jun 23 & Sep 22)

The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses define the legal and professional expectations of LPN practice. As a Licensed Practical Nurse this includes maintaining physical health and mental well-being in order to provide the best care possible for the public. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is aware that there are…

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Research to improve seniors’ lives supported by CLPNA, CTV reports

“Quality of care is now getting the attention it deserves.” – Dr. Sienna Caspar It’s Seniors’ Week! Did you know the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta supports high-quality research vital to the care of seniors? The CLPNA’s partner, Dr. Sienna Caspar of the University of Lethbridge, was recently interviewed on CTV News about…

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CLPNA’s First Virtual AGM 2020 arrives June 17; Register Soon

Licensed Practical Nurses and interested members of the public are welcome to virtually attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in June. For the first time, this event will be held online in a webinar-style presentation format to comply with current COVID-19 public health regulations regarding…

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Practice Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is an integral part of nursing practice to protect both patients and nurses from the spread of disease. All nursing professions in Alberta have consistent IPC expectations to ensure the safety of the public. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are responsible for adhering to IPC recommendations from their employers and regulatory…

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Major milestones achieved in CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report

 CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report (PDF) “A major milestone this year was receiving approval of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation… effective February 1, 2020. These amendments support LPNs to work to the full extent of their education and make a greater contribution to the healthcare team and the…

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Webinar: Immunization Regulation (June 11 & July 21)

Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations in order to better protect the public. The first stage of the Immunization Regulation was implemented in December 2018 and the second will be implemented on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical For LPNs: CLPNA RELATED –…

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Jeanne Weis Announced as the New CEO for the CLPNA

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council is pleased to announce that Jeanne Weis has been named the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 26, 2020. The CLPNA has been guided by Linda Stanger’s strong and steady leadership for the past 14 years. The Council would like to thank Linda…

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Sneak Peek: Making History during the Year of the Nurse

The researchers, writers, and illustrators have put down their pens, and a unique history of practical nursing in Alberta is soon going to press. It seems fitting for during the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife to acknowledge the regulatory growth of the LPN profession. ‘A Special History of LPNs’ edition of the…

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Alberta Relaunch Guidelines for Self-Employed Nurses Released by Nursing Regulators

On April 30, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced a three-stage Relaunch Strategy for loosening restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This strategy allows for a three-stage reopening of Alberta’s economy and includes medical and healthcare settings. Stage 1 of the Alberta Relaunch Strategy allows non-essential healthcare services to recommence under the guidance…

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Video: Respectful Workplaces

 Everyone wants to work in an environment where people feel safe, healthy and valued – a respectful workplace. Building a respectful workplace starts with building healthy working relationships – one conversation, one interaction at a time. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) partners with Veronica De Freitas and Tara Foster from Alberta…

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