Category: Policy

Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that…

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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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Membership Policy: Refresher Program

The Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) outlines requirements for registration in Alberta. One of the ways an applicant may be eligible for registration is after successfully completing an Approved Refresher Program. Practical nurse refresher programs support a return to practice for those previously registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (July 19 & 20)

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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Vital Support: Caregiver Centered Care – CARE Magazine

“First and foremost, family caregivers help to sustain care in the community. The kind of care they provide, if they were not available – the healthcare system could not go on. Think of all the care-related activities family caregivers provide!” Dr. Jasneet Parmar The feature story, ‘Caregiver-Centered Care’, explains how supporting family caregivers can have…

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New Policies: Conditions on a Practice Permit & Actively Engaged Requirements

When a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applies for registration or renewal, one of the assessments of the application is to determine the suitability of the LPN to practice. It is possible that conditions be placed on a practice permit so that an LPN can practice or continue to practice under specified parameters. Reasons an LPN…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

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

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Increased Public Representation on the CLPNA’s Council

On April 1, 2021, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council commences with a new composition of Council membership. The Council is the governing body of the CLPNA and previously consisted of an LPN president, seven elected regulated members, and three appointed public members. The change in council composition is in response…

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Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses

Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses (CARNA, CLPNA & CRPNA, 2021) was collaboratively developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta, and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. These guidelines support critical thinking and decision-making in the responsible use of social…

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Video: Immunization Practice & Regulation

In order to administer vaccines, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. Additionally, the Government of Alberta’s Immunization Regulation gives all health professionals in Alberta, including LPNs, legal responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. Learn about these requirements, as well as the expectations on LPNs…

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