Category: News

Video: Collaborative Practice in Nursing

Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication and mutual trust are fundamental to collaborative nursing practice, and collaborative practice is a foundation for quality care. The above joint presentation from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), and the College of Registered…

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Webinar: Immunization Regulation (Nov 24 & 26)

Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. The second stage of the Immunization Regulation comes into effect on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical for LPNs: CLPNA RELATED – Immunization Self-Study Module…

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The CLPNA adds an Executive Officer to Team

After a robust search with excellent candidates, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to welcome Carrie Waggott as the Executive Officer overseeing practice, policy, professional development and research. Waggott joins Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Weis on the CLPNA’s leadership team with Executive Officer Tamara Richter who oversees operations, registration, complaints and…

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Video: Resilience – A Mindset for Wellness

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, maintaining physical health and mental wellbeing is an important expectation in order to provide the best care possible for the public. There are many challenges present in one’s personal life as well as one’s profession, which can present added stress, and it is important to focus on building one’s resilience…

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Regular Payments on New Pre-Authorized Debit Plan

Thousands of LPNs currently subscribed to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Pre-Authorized Payment Plan are due for a major service upgrade. On November 2, the plan is going entirely online, increasing simplicity, speed, and transparency for the users. The NEW Pre-Authorized Debit Plan (PAD) allows registrants to pay a future Registration Renewal…

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Video: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice

The way Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Meeting these expectations requires that LPNs provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the health care team….

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Practice Guideline: Evidence-Informed Practice

Evidence-informed practice is an ongoing process that incorporates evidence from research, clinical expertise, client preferences, and other available resources to guide practice decisions. It is integral to quality nursing care. LPNs can incorporate this type of practice into all steps of the nursing process, including assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The College of Licensed…

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Video: Nurses in Independent Practice

It is important to be appropriately informed and prepared before starting a business as a regulated health professional. The “Nurses in Independent Practice” presentation guides Alberta’s nurses who currently engage in, or who are considering independent or self-employed practice and the delivery of health services. The material is a joint presentation from the College of…

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Self-Study Module: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs

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. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s self-study module, PTSD and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs, is designed to provide LPNs with an understanding…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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