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For National Nursing Week events, how to order LPN prizes and giveaways

National Nursing Week is coming May 8-14, 2017, and everywhere Licensed Practical Nurses will be celebrating their peers and their profession. For those parties, those luncheons, those celebratory event, nurses may order complimentary LPN-branded products from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. These Special Event Kits contain clever and cool items to be used as prizes…

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CLPNA clarifies LPN reference in CNA draft Code of Ethics

UPDATE (Mar. 10/17) – The following message was updated to provide additional clarity.  The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has recently become aware that the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is undertaking a review of the Canadian Nurses Association’s draft Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed…

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Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl Info and Resources

Alberta Health Services’s recent statistics show the continuing rise of deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta. In the interest of public safety, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta urges Licensed Practical Nurses to educate themselves on this topic. First, to learn the signs and symptoms of opioid…

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With Co-Worker Abuse, “Things Need to Change” on Pink Shirt Day

Intimidation, infighting, undermining… 90% of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses say they’ve witnessed a nurse bullying another nurse. Abuse is affecting our co-workers, our wellbeing and it is undermining patient care. Join us on February 22 in support of the Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying Campaign to raise awareness around this important issue. CLPNA will be hosting…

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Rise. And Shine. An LPN Pep Talk. – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “A butterfly flaps its wings. Across the world, a hurricane is set in motion.” – Chaos Theory An award-winning young Licensed Practical Nurse wears many hats in her quest to keep learning and building community while staying true to her rural roots in our feature article, “Rise. And Shine.” Learn the whole story, from…

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Honour a Shining Star: LPN Award Nominations open until Feb 15

UPDATE (Feb 24/17) – Nominations extended to March 1, 2017.  Think about the most exemplary Licensed Practical Nurse or healthcare professional you know. That person who exceeds expectations on the job and in the community. Is this the year they deserve to be recognized?  Nominations are open for the 2017 LPN Awards of Excellence until…

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Nurses’ Conference inspires and informs: 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference

The excitement is palpable! Celebration70!, our 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference, proves to be another winner from this country’s top healthcare and motivational thinkers. To top it off, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of our profession with a formal gala Awards Dinner and some special surprises! Over 400 Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care…

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Save the Date: CLPNA Annual General Meeting welcomes LPNs and public

All LPNs and interested members of the public are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in Calgary on April 26. The meeting takes place immediately before the annual CLPNA Conference celebrating the profession’s 70th Anniversary. This two and a half day event will connect 400…

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Sharing the competent, committed, care of Licensed Practical Nurses with Albertans

Who are Licensed Practical Nurses? The voices of five dedicated Licensed Practical Nurses can be heard in our latest public service announcements on GlobalTV, HUTV, CTV Digital and an Alberta-wide radio campaign in December through January. Licensed Practical Nurses are the second-largest regulated nursing profession in Alberta and Canada, after registered nurses. In 2016, there are over…

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Opioid crisis: CLPNA supports harm reduction strategies

On October 27, the Alberta Government announced new programs to address overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids including harm reduction strategies to address opioid misuse. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) supports supervised consumption services (i.e., supervising safe injection of street drugs) and the role the Licensed Practical Nurse…

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