Category: Public

Conduct & Responsibility: What is a complaint?

Over 200 LPNs or about 1% of the CLPNA’s membership experienced a formal complaint of unprofessional conduct in 2018. With so few experiencing these allegations, many may wonder about the disciplinary process. What is a complaint, and who can make one? What standards are LPNs held to? And what’s the responsibility of the CLPNA in…

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Young… at Heart: Nursing at Alberta’s Children’s Hospital – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “One of the awesome things about working here is just how resilient kids are in the face of adversity. There are still smiles here.” In our feature story, ‘Young… at Heart: Nursing at ACH’, Licensed Practical Nurses working at Alberta Children’s Hospital work as a team to build trust, and reduce pain and…

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Interactive Council Election results for Red Deer, Lethbridge

A new voting system processed the results of the CLPNA Council Elections in June with hundreds of participants. See the interactive results by clicking on the graphic below. Congratulations to Ashley Cesar, LPN, on becoming the new Council representative for Lethbridge and area in District 1. The District 3 incumbent, Kurtis Kooiker, LPN, is headed…

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Maintaining Professional Boundaries between nurse and patient: Practice Guideline

Licensed Practical Nurses hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients while providing nursing care. Professional boundaries allow for safe spaces between a nurse’s position of power and a patient’s vulnerability. Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational part of nursing practice and key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that is built on…

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Integrating Spirituality into Care: Video

Despite a strong evidence base, few health care professionals are prepared to talk to patients about their spiritual or psychosocial needs. Patient care often solely focuses on the physical aspects of injury or disease and not the associated spiritual distress. “Integrating Spirituality into Care” presented by Jeanne Weis, MN, BN, RN, CHPCA(c) provides Licensed Practical…

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LPN T-Shirts, Totes & Tumblers raise Foundation funds

It’s official! A new online shop of LPN-branded goodies has opened as a fundraiser for ongoing LPN education. Insulated drink bottles, colourful lanyards, ‘cooler’ totes, unisex t-shirts, penlights and LPN/CLPNA pins can all be ordered. And keep checking back! New products and colour selections are coming regularly. FOUNDATION SHOP The most popular items sold at…

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Quizzes and visits; giveaways and PSAs: National Nursing Week 2019

During National Nursing Week, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta helped LPNs celebrate by running a contest for fantastic swag, partnered with a Calgary radio station, and broadcast public service announcements on CTV. National Nursing Week Quiz Clever LPNs across the province were tested by the #RegulatorySmarts Quiz which resulted in 200 prize…

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Protecting the Public: 2018 Annual Report and latest Strategic Plan itemized at AGM

CLPNA’s 2018 Annual Report (PDF) Significant regulatory collaborations. Dozens of research, practice and policy projects. Substantial participation in professional development. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to report on the work of it’s Council, committees and staff in the 2018 Annual Report and looks forward to the future in the Strategic Plan for…

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Mixing it up with new experiences – 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

What else is there to experience from The Alchemy of Professionalism at the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference? More professionals presenting! REGISTRATION INFO Mixed Elements will be a fast-paced, engaging hour connecting you to info you need to know: Open minds: A fresh perspective in person centered care – Rachel Beyer, Rebecca Routly and Alyssa Amrit Pannu,…

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How protecting patients from sexual misconduct impacts LPNs: Webinars & Video

LPNs, do you know how Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients may affect: An LPN’s dating life? Current and future LPN educational requirements? Reporting of sexual misconduct or abuse? Public access to CLPNA disciplinary process? Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are urged to ensure their practice complies with Bill 21 by watching this 20 minute…

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