Category: News

Vendor to develop next generation National LPN Exam (CPNRE)

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) is pleased to announce that Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. (YAS) has been selected as the vendor to develop, implement and deliver a new generation of the entry-to-practice high stakes examination for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in eight jurisdictions in Canada. CCPNR undertook a robust and extensive process…

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Grant partnership provides funding for LPN focused research

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, is now accepting applications for the Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. Funding supports and fosters high quality research to build foundational knowledge about the Practical Nurse profession and practice. Successful applications will produce “new discoveries” related to practical nursing…

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‘Getting to know you’: The 2018 CLPNA Member Survey explores LPN work-life for future supports

As part of the College of Licensed of Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)’s commitment to support safe competent committed care to all Albertans, the organization is conducting a member survey. The 20-minute survey will be emailed to all practicing LPNs on Monday, July 30, and will be open throughout the month of August. Members who…

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Grande Prairie area re-elects incumbent to the CLPNA’s Council

The votes are in! Joyce Rossiter, LPN, will continue to represent the Grande Prairie area for the next three years on the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council. In Council Election District 6 there were 137 votes cast on 571 ballots, a 24% participation rate. The CLPNA thanks all LPNs who took the…

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Caring for Caregivers: LPNs and the COMPASS Program – CARE Magazine

 DOWNLOAD ISSUE Licensed Practical Nurses play an important role in delivering the COMPASS Family Caregiving Program, designed to support those who provide care at home for loved ones. In the Summer 2018 issue of CARE magazine, take a closer look at the in-demand, facilitator-led program addressing caregiver challenges of guilt and grief, stress management,…

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Medication Management: Comprehensive Guideline and Course

Complete guidance on medication management is now available for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses, and there’s an accompanying self-study course to match. The CLPNA’s Practice Guideline: Medication Management gives principles for safe, ethical and competent medication management in all practice settings. The robust 39-page document should be a welcome resource to LPNs and their healthcare colleagues. Employers…

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Summer Casting Call; Communicating Diversity and Passion in the LPN Profession

Comfortable in front of the camera? Answer the call! The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is looking for 25 confident Licensed Practical Nurses to visually represent the profession in print, on our website, and in background video for our television ads and presentations. New promotional campaigns and fresh social media mean it’s…

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LPNs honour traditions and cultural contributions of Alberta’s Indigenous community

A CFWE radio campaign current airing throughout the province highlights the competent, committed care Licensed Practical Nurses provide to all Albertans, and time taken in practice to appreciate the honoured traditions and cultural contributions of the many Indigenous families they provide health care for. On June 21, along with members and fellow Albertans, the College…

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Grande Prairie LPNs begin voting in 2018 District 6 Council Election

Two Licensed Practical Nurses are running to become District Representative to the CLPNA’s Council in District 6 (Grande Prairie & area). Voting begins today for newcomer David Haastrup, LPN, and incumbent Joyce Rossiter, LPN, whose Nominations Profiles will remain available for the duration of the election. Eligible voters are notified and linked to their secure…

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Kool FM and Wild 95.3 visit Calgary Nursing Units during National Nursing Week

Thanks to Calgary Radio Stations 101.5 KooL FM and Wild 95.3 for partnering with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta for the 2018 Public Awareness Campaign, and sharing the message about the competent, committed, care provided by today’s Licensed Practical Nurse. During National Nursing Week, May 7-13, on-air personalities, Bo and Jess from…

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