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Regulation change for Licensed Practical Nurses enhances continuity of care for Albertans

Today, the Government of Alberta announced a comprehensive amendment to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. This opens up new possibilities for a broader range of nursing services by Licensed Practical Nurses enhancing continuity of care for Albertans. “These amendments support over 16,000 nurses to better assist a rapidly evolving healthcare system well into the…

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Research seeks to understand Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Member Survey Report

“The 2018 LPN Member Survey…aimed for a comprehensive understanding of LPN work-life, work environments, and the profession itself.” Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) face many physical, emotional, and social challenges in their work which can lead to absenteeism, turnover, anxiety, and burnout. A strong healthy workforce can support the highest level of safety for the public….

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Sharing evidence-based immunization info critical for LPNs: CLPNA

Recently, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee of Health Workforce reached out to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) regarding a recent insurgence of measles in Canada and its relationship to vaccine hesitancy. This message contains a summary of that information and a call to action for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Vaccine hesitance is… a…

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‘Collaborative Practice in Nursing’ released by Alberta’s nursing regulators

Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication, and mutual trust are among the goals outlined in the Collaborative Practice in Nursing document from Alberta’s nursing regulators. DOWNLOAD Collaborative Practice in Nursing The regulators, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), and the…

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WEBINAR: Immunization Regulation (Oct. 30)

If you missed this webinar the first time, now’s your chance to catch up! To better protect the public, the Alberta Government introduced new immunization regulations in December 2018 giving additional responsibilities to all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses. RELATED – All LPNs to report adverse immunization events: Regulation This webinar contains important info…

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Magnetic North: LPN Opportunities in Peace Country – CARE Magazine

 DOWNLOAD ISSUE “When it comes to opportunities for LPNs in northern Alberta, it seems the sky is truly the limit.” In our feature story, ‘Magnetic North: Opportunities in Peace Country’, Licensed Practical Nurses working in northern Alberta are finding opportunities for advanced practice in unique areas. Discover more in the Fall issue of the…

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Condensed Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 4th Edition, released

A document which broadly defines the scope of practice of LPNs in Alberta has been updated for format and content re-organization, increasing ease of use. The 4th Edition of the Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses was released September 16, 2019 by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The condensed Profile replaces…

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National Entry-Level Competencies for LPNs adopted by CLPNA

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) released the Entry-Level Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses in August 2019. This document “describes the knowledge, skills, judgment and attitudes required of beginning practitioners to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care”, and is a foundational document for base curriculum and registration exam development. Beginning practitioners, also known as…

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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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