Category: Professional Development

Understanding the Difference: Regulator & Union

To support Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) understanding about the difference between the functions of regulators and the role of unions, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) developed an illustrative document, Understanding the Difference: Regulator and Union. Regulatory colleges are given the authority to govern healthcare professions under the Health Professions Act (HPA)….

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Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness – CARE Magazine

Trauma can happen to anyone who experiences something that feels threatening to their physical well-being or is overwhelming enough to shake their confidence or sense of security. — Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness for LPNs, CARE Magazine, Summer 2020 The feature story in the summer issue of CARE Magazine focuses on raising awareness about post-traumatic…

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Webinar: Collaborative Practice in Nursing (Jul 9 & Oct 15)

Collaborative practice is a foundation for quality care. Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication and mutual trust are fundamental to collaborative nursing practice. RELATED – ‘Collaborative Practice in Nursing’ released by Alberta’s nursing regulators The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA),…

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Webinar: Social Media – E-Professionalism for Nurses (Jul 7 & Nov 3)

Nurses must be aware of social media’s evolving culture, understand its ever-changing technology, and have the professional judgment and decision-making to use it appropriately as outlined in the Social Media: e-Professionalism for Nurses document from Alberta’s nursing regulators. RELATED – Social Media: e-Professionalism for Nurses The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA),…

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Webinar: Resilience – A Mindset for Wellness (Jun 23 & Sep 22)

The Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses define the legal and professional expectations of LPN practice. As a Licensed Practical Nurse this includes maintaining physical health and mental well-being in order to provide the best care possible for the public. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is aware that there are…

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Major milestones achieved in CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report

 CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report (PDF) “A major milestone this year was receiving approval of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation… effective February 1, 2020. These amendments support LPNs to work to the full extent of their education and make a greater contribution to the healthcare team and the…

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Webinar: Immunization Regulation (June 11 & July 21)

Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations in order to better protect the public. The first stage of the Immunization Regulation was implemented in December 2018 and the second will be implemented on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical For LPNs: CLPNA RELATED –…

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Video: Respectful Workplaces

 Everyone wants to work in an environment where people feel safe, healthy and valued – a respectful workplace. Building a respectful workplace starts with building healthy working relationships – one conversation, one interaction at a time. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) partners with Veronica De Freitas and Tara Foster from Alberta…

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Webinar: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (June 9)

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. This webinar will discuss the potential impact of a high-stress work environment and the patterns and prevalence of developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The discussion will include…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Practice (June 2 & 25; Sept 8 & 10)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. It is important for LPNs to connect their professional nursing practice to their regulatory responsibility. These professional standards apply when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, clients, and colleagues. The…

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