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CLPNA CEO Search Underway

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. In December, current CEO Linda Stanger announced her retirement in 2020. RELATED – Linda Stanger to Retire as CEO of CLPNA The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the organization according to the strategic…

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Coming February 2020, new LPN Standards, Competencies from Regulation Amendments

 Areas of LPN practice are changing with the amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation coming into effect on February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended LPN Regulation clarifies LPN scope of practice specific for restricted activities, advanced authorizations, and areas…

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CLPNA’s Education Forum introduces a modern learning experience | Edmonton, Calgary (May 8)

INTRODUCING a modern learning experience, packed with nursing knowledge and professional insights. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Education Forum distills the essential elements applicable to all nurses, from practice to regulation to conduct. Workable knowledge for the most experienced to the newest graduate from experts in their fields. The dynamic one-day event on May 8, 2020 is…

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Culturally Competent Care: Healing in Maskwacis – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE By delivering care that focuses on the whole person, these LPNs combine progressive healthcare skills with timeless respect to achieve the best outcomes for their patients and the system. In the feature story, ‘Culturally Competent Care: Healing in Maskwacis’, Licensed Practical Nurses working at Maskwacis Health Services (MHS) provide holistic care while respecting…

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Simplified Nominations for 2020 LPN Awards of Excellence

They are the clever colleagues, the solid supervisors, and the knowledgeable educators you admire. Smart, creative, positive and passionate about their work in healthcare and about the Licensed Practical Nurse profession. They deserve recognition. Nominations are being accepted for Alberta’s annual LPN Awards of Excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education, and for supportive non-LPN professionals….

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Overview of 2020 LPN Regulation Amendments: Video

 Changes affecting Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are coming in 2020 as a result of amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended regulation, announced on October 17, streamlines how the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)…

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Linda Stanger to retire as CEO of CLPNA

Linda Stanger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), will retire in 2020. A committee of the CLPNA’s Council is managing the ongoing succession plan and has initiated a national executive search for a new CEO. Linda will remain in her role until a successor is appointed in…

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Understanding the CLPNA’s Complaints Process

One of the primary responsibilities of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Legislation, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and policies provide the framework that governs the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) profession, and therefore every LPN, in Alberta. Holding LPNs accountable…

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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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