Category: Professional Development

Barb Bancroft’s Geriatrics Seminars coming to Calgary

It’s the last chance to register for Barb Bancroft’s seminar series on a “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics” in Calgary on November 17, 18 and 19, 2015. Seminars are open to all health professionals. Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is…

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Get your copy of Competency Profile for LPNs, 3rd Ed.

Binders are now available to order with the new 3rd Edition of the Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, released in June 2015 by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The 274-page document defines LPN scope of practice in Alberta. The Competency Profile is a key document for LPNs, LPN employers, and…

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Pressure Ulcers eCourse now available at Study with CLPNA

Despite modern medicine’s advances, the lowly pressure ulcer represents a major health threat to patients with reduced mobility, chronic disease, and the elderly. It can affect mobility, nutritional intake, elimination and psychological well-being. A comprehensive Pressure Ulcers eCourse is now available from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to provide nurses with…

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Webinar explores changes to LPN Competency Profile

Curious about what’s happening today with Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice? Join CLPNA’s Practice Team for an upcoming webinar as they share the changes and highlights of the newly revised Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 3rd Edition (2015). Released June 2, the 274-page document clearly defines LPN scope of practice in Alberta. It’s…

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REVISED: Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses

The exhaustively revised Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 3rd Edition (2015) was proudly released by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) after a nine month collaborative review. The Profile is the result of a rigorous and ambitious review process that formally began in September 2014 and involved over a thousand participants.

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2100 LPNs verify Learning Plans in annual CCP Validation

Many LPNs requested that the CLPNA’s Continuing Competency Program Validation (CCPV) begin earlier and before summer. So, this year CCPV launched May 4 with approximately 20% of eligible members randomly selected to participate. Participants are required to validate their Learning Plans from Registration Renewal applications for the previous two years (2013 and 2014). Proof of…

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Free Online Course: Nursing Documentation 101

Nurses know that accurate documentation is an important component of their professional and legal responsibilities, so important that a course on documentation was the top request by CLPNA’s Licensed Practical Nurses in a recent survey. A new online course, Nursing Documentation 101, to promote high quality documentation (also known as charting, recording and reporting) was…

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Volunteer opportunities on LPN Committees

UPDATE: The Application Deadline is now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. Committee opportunities are available for Licensed Practical Nurses for the 2015-2016 term with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). These professional groups ensure protection of the public and maintain standards in LPN education, competence and practice. Orientation, training, honorarium, and…

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Webinar: Making 2015 Registration Renewal & Continuing Competency Program Easy

Walk-through the 2015 Registration Renewal process, especially as it relates to the Continuing Competency Program (CCP), at our upcoming webinar scheduled for multiple dates in October and November: “Making 2015 Registration Renewal & Continuing Competency Program Easy”. Sign up for the webinar to hear and gets answers about: How to complete Registration Renewal How to…

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How to complete your Learning Plan

Each year, as part of annual Registration Renewal, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses participate in the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) by building a Learning Plan. 1. Assess your professional nursing practice Through self-assessment and reflection, assess your professional practice using Standards of Practice and the Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses. Through assessment of your current…

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