Category: Policy

Workplace bullying common, not acceptable, says CLPNA

“A significant proportion of abuse experienced by nurses comes from their own nursing colleagues in the work setting,” states the new Practice Guideline “Addressing Co-Worker Abuse in the Workplace” from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Recognizing, addressing and eliminating workplace bullying is one of the goals of four related new CLPNA…

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WEBINAR: “Co-Worker Abuse – What you Need to Know”

How CLPNA’s four new Co-Worker Abuse documents can help Licensed Practical Nurses, managers, and employers to recognize, address and eliminate workplace bullying is the topic of our upcoming webinar. Key topics include: Why nurses are prone to co-worker abuse. Results of CLPNA’s 2013 Co-Worker Abuse Survey of LPNs. Sharing new resources. WEBINAR REGISTRATION: Click below…

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Practice Statements replaced by Policy, Interpretive docs

Practice Statements “Fitness to Practice” and “Self-Reporting of Criminal Offenses” have been removed from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) website after being replaced by new Policy and Interpretive documents first introduced in late 2012. Replacing the former Practice Statements are the following : Practice Policy: Personal Declaration of Registration Requirements Interpretive…

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LPN Scope of Practice explained in new Fact Sheet & Video

A brief description of Alberta LPN Scope of Practice can be found in our latest Fact Sheet and complimentary video. Fact Sheet: Scope of Practice for LPNs in Alberta The Scope of Practice Fact Sheet identifies the authorizations and accountabilities of the LPN profession to practice to the full role defined by legislation and regulation…

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WEBINAR: A New Day~A New Way: Enhanced LPN Standards & Code

  UPDATE (July 17/13): Can’t attend the Webinar? Click to watch the New Day~New Way presentation (via YouTube). On June 3, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) adopted the new inter-jurisdictional Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for use by Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses. Learn what the new Standards and Code…

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CLPNA adopts New Standards, Code of Ethics, more

(Updated June 21, 2013): In a major step designed to increase harmonization for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) profession in Canada, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) adopted four new inter-jurisdictional nursing practice and policy documents to supersede or work in conjunction with their provincial equivalents on June 3. Result of two-year…

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New Data-Tool for LPNs on USB Key

The 'LPN Key to Self-Regulation' is a portable way to carry and consult documents that, until now, were only available in the CLPNA's 400-page Continuing Competency Program (CCP) Binder or in various location on the CLPNA's website. New CLPNA applicants receive the LPN Key as part of the initial registration process. The LPN Key is…

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System Follow-Up Required

by Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, CLPNA President, and Linda Stanger, CLPNA Executive Director Managing human resources, especially nurses, in healthcare is a difficult task made more difficult by outdated legislation and the lack of full-utilization of staff. In January, Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced a new ‘Patient Care Based Funding’ model for long term care centres. Also…

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CLPNAs Alberta Health Act Submission

This spring, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) welcomed the Government of Alberta’s invitation to participate in the review of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health (MACH) “A Foundation for Alberta’s Health System” regarding the proposed Alberta Health Act. The CLPNA is committed to working within a comprehensive, universal, portable, publicly-administered, and accessible…

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