Category: Public

Consultation: Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations

An update has been made to the Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct. This update aligns with the recent amendment to the Health Professions (Protecting Women and Girls) Amendment Act, 2022 that strengthened provincial laws banning female genital mutilation in Alberta. Moreover, there were editorial changes and…

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Coming in 2023: New option will aim at removing delays and improve pathways for internationally educated nurses

In early 2023, the College of Licensed Registered Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), in partnership with regulators in British Columbia and New Brunswick, will pilot a new application process for internationally educated nurses (IENs) aimed at reducing time for the application journey. In Alberta, the streamlined process will…

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How to Reinstate Registration for 2023

On January 1, 2023, Registration Renewal at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. LPNs who have not renewed for 2023 will have their practice permit suspended. HOW TO REINSTATE FOR 2023 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be…

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Updated Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard

The passing scores for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) have been updated in the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s English Language Proficiency Standard Policy. These changes are the result of a project undertaken by the Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative to revise…

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Employment Opportunity: Registration Competence Advisor

THE ROLE Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Registration Competence Advisor is an integral member of the team and is responsible for assessing Health Care Aides (HCA) utilizing a substantial equivalence framework. This position consults with applicants, practitioners, stakeholders, and committees regarding the HCA and LPN profession. HOW TO APPLY This job opportunity is now…

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Employment Opportunity: Educational Designer (Contract)

THE ROLE Reporting to the Director, Professional Development (PD), the Educational Designer is accountable to the CLPNA for implementing and supporting varied tools and applications to design/redesign, develop, and maintain learning resources that are regulatory in nature. These offerings include modules, webinars, workshops, and other educational means, and will enable registrants to fulfil continuing competency…

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Webinar: Eye Health – Providing a Lens for LPNs (Nov 22)

LPNs must consistently maintain and enhance their competence in nursing practice and be aware of strengths and areas in need of improvement. Continuing competence is essential in meeting the demands of evolving practice environments and patient needs. Join Dr. Salma Kiani, OD, as she walks you through what you need to know about eye health…

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CARE Magazine – Caring Without Judgement: Harm Reduction

People will continue to experience harm from substance use if stigma prevents them from seeking help. Alberta Health Services The feature story, ‘Caring Without Judgement: Harm Reduction’, provides information on harm reduction, an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice, and provides practical strategies in caring for people who use substances. Harm…

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Council Update: New Public Member

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new public member to the CLPNA Council. In June, Colleen Sekura was appointed as a public member for a 3-year term by the Government of Alberta to support public protection through regulation. Colleen brings over 24 years of…

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Webinar: Harm Reduction – Theory & Practice (Sept 20 & 22)

This webinar will define harm reduction and provide an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. It will showcase examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people who use substances. The topics of stigma, trauma, social determinants of health, and…

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