Category: Public

Priority: Public Safety – CARE Magazine

“Ultimately, the members of the Complaints Department take pride in their contribution to the protection of the public, and in their role in ensuring LPNs are providing professional services in Alberta that meet the CLPNA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics” In the feature story, ‘Priority: Public Safety’, meet the College of Licensed Practical…

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CLPNA’s Council Composition Changing for 2021

The composition of the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is undergoing significant changes due to recent government legislation and subsequent decisions by Council. The CLPNA was mid-way into a Council nomination process in July when Bill 30 was introduced. At this time, the CLPNA’s Council paused the proceedings to…

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Foundation Announces 2020 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for Licensed Practical Nurses is pleased to honour the four recipients of the 2020 Awards of Excellence. They represent a dedication to excellence in the areas of education, leadership, collaborative practice and nursing knowledge. A short video presentation on each winner, announced by the Foundation’s President, shares details about these admirable…

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Alberta moves to regulate Health Care Aides; CLPNA to be regulator

Today, as part of Bill 46, the Health Statues Amendment Act, the government tabled amendments to the Health Professions Act in Alberta’s Legislature, which included the proposed regulation of the province’s Health Care Aides. “We are very pleased that, as part of this legislation, health care aides will be regulated as a separate profession within…

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Webinar: Immunization Regulation (Nov 24 & 26)

Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. The second stage of the Immunization Regulation comes into effect on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical for LPNs: CLPNA RELATED – Immunization Self-Study Module…

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The CLPNA adds an Executive Officer to Team

After a robust search with excellent candidates, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to welcome Carrie Waggott as the Executive Officer overseeing practice, policy, professional development and research. Waggott joins Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Weis on the CLPNA’s leadership team with Executive Officer Tamara Richter who oversees operations, registration, complaints and…

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Video: Resilience – A Mindset for Wellness

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, maintaining physical health and mental wellbeing is an important expectation in order to provide the best care possible for the public. There are many challenges present in one’s personal life as well as one’s profession, which can present added stress, and it is important to focus on building one’s resilience…

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Video: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice

The way Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Meeting these expectations requires that LPNs provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the health care team….

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Practice Guideline: Evidence-Informed Practice

Evidence-informed practice is an ongoing process that incorporates evidence from research, clinical expertise, client preferences, and other available resources to guide practice decisions. It is integral to quality nursing care. LPNs can incorporate this type of practice into all steps of the nursing process, including assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The College of Licensed…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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