Category: Professional Development

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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Continuing Competency Program Validation deadline Aug 5 for 2000 LPNs

Time is counting down for participating CLPNA members to complete their Continuing Competency Program Validation (CCPV) by August 5. Members involved in CCP review their Learning Plans from Registration Renewal in 2012 and 2013, provide confirmation of completion, and reflect on how their learning enhanced their nursing competence. Webinars, an instruction guide, online Q&A’s, and…

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Nearly 2000 LPNs involved in annual learning validation

This year, the CLPNA’s Continuing Competency Program Validation (CCPV) launched on June 2 with approximately 20% of eligible CLPNA members randomly selected to complete the process by August 5. Members are asked to review their Learning Plans from registration renewal in 2012 and 2013, provide confirmation of completion, and reflect on how this learning enhanced…

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How to Video: Making 2014 Registration Renewal & Continuing Competency Program Easy

Would you rather watch than read? Our latest video is an overview of the 2014 Registration Renewal process and Continuing Competency Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). WATCH – “Making 2014 Registration Renewal and Continuing Competency Program (CCP) Easy” (via YouTube) LPNs with an…

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Giving Back: Applying for a CLPNA Committee

Opportunities are now available for Licensed Practical Nurses with an Active Practice Permit to participate on several committees for the 2014-2015 term with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). This is a unique chance to get involved in some of the primary professional duties of the CLPNA such as protection of the…

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