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CLPNA’s Bylaws revised due to Regulation changes

February’s amended LPN Regulation created a ripple effect through the CLPNA’s projects and processes including, now, its Bylaws. Many of the Bylaw changes update terminology to match that used in the LPN regulation. For example, replacing the term “temporary register” with “provisional register”, and deletion of “specialized practice register”. Other changes include the President’s term…

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Annual General Meeting 2020 watchable on video

There’s a first time for everything! More than 220 LPNs and stakeholders participated in a surprisingly intimate, streaming Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on June 17, 2020. For many, the CLPNA’s first online AGM was also their first AGM. The AGM was held for decades as part…

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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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Executive Officer position opens at CLPNA

With the recent advancement of Jeanne Weis from Executive Officer to the Chief Executive Officer, the search for an Executive Officer has begun for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). This position oversees the departments of Professional Practice, Professional Development, Research, and Policy. Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Officer provides accountability…

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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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Research to improve seniors’ lives supported by CLPNA, CTV reports

“Quality of care is now getting the attention it deserves.” – Dr. Sienna Caspar It’s Seniors’ Week! Did you know the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta supports high-quality research vital to the care of seniors? The CLPNA’s partner, Dr. Sienna Caspar of the University of Lethbridge, was recently interviewed on CTV News about…

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CLPNA’s First Virtual AGM 2020 arrives June 17; Register Soon

Licensed Practical Nurses and interested members of the public are welcome to virtually attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in June. For the first time, this event will be held online in a webinar-style presentation format to comply with current COVID-19 public health regulations regarding…

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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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Jeanne Weis Announced as the New CEO for the CLPNA

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council is pleased to announce that Jeanne Weis has been named the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 26, 2020. The CLPNA has been guided by Linda Stanger’s strong and steady leadership for the past 14 years. The Council would like to thank Linda…

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