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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. LPNs must demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and when collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team. This video…

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The CLPNA’s 2021 Annual Report

Highlights from the 2021 Annual Report are reviewed in this video presentation. The full report includes the CLPNA’s financial statements and covers an overview of the work completed in 2021. RELATED – 2022 Annual General Meeting (Video) The CLPNA regulates the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta in a manner that protects and serves the…

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Video: Immunization Practice and Regulation

Licensed Practical Nurses must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. This video outlines expectations on LPN professional practice when performing immunization duties, including: Immunization Regulation LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Reporting requirements Options for education and training The CLPNA’s Interpretive Document: Immunization Regulation Duties further guides LPNs…

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LPNs: Update CLPNA Profile

Alberta Licensed Practical Nurses, it is time to update your CLPNA Profile. Have you moved or changed any of your contact information? Have you taken additional education? Has your employment status or employer changed? According to the Health Professions Act, LPN Professional Regulation, s33(1), it is every LPN’s responsibility to ensure that the CLPNA has…

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Video: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practice has evolved since 2003 when the regulation was first proclaimed under the Health Professions Act. The current regulation authorizes LPNs to perform a broader range of activities to support care provided to individuals and their families. The LPN Profession Regulation identifies the LPN scope of practice related to restricted activities and advanced…

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2022 Annual General Meeting (Video)

Over 200 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and stakeholders attended the Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on May 9, 2022. PROGRAM Welcome with Host Laura Schneider, Executive Officer Presidential Address with Kurtis Kooiker, Council President 2021 Annual Report Presentation CEO’s Report with Jeanne Weis, Chief Executive Officer and…

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Webinar: Connection Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (June 7 & 9)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients,…

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Webinar: Harm Reduction – Theory & Practice (June 2 & 21)

This webinar will define harm reduction and provide an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. It will showcase examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people who use substances. The topics of stigma, trauma, social determinants of health, and…

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Webinar: Continuing Competence Program (May & June)

Every year, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to participate in the CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP). The CCP Audit will review 2021 learning plans and continuing competence activities for selected registrants starting on May 2 through to June 30, 2022. Reminder that you should have updated your learning plan in your myCLPNA profile during…

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Info Sheet: Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Attempts

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) manages access to the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) through the registration process in Alberta. Successful completion of the CPNRE is required to be registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the province. Related – Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) The CLPNA Council approved…

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