Category: Registration Renewal

Registration Renewal for 2022: Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2021. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2022. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages all LPNs to renew before December…

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2021 Continuing Competence Program Guide

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) must maintain their knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment to provide professional nursing services through learning and practice in the profession. Participation in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is a requirement of registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA). The CCP Guide provides LPNs with the information they need to understand…

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2021 Continuing Competence Program Audit Cancelled

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has cancelled its Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2021. The CLPNA expects all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to participate in the Continuing Competence Program annually. Participation in the CCP demonstrates a commitment by members of the profession to maintain and/or improve knowledge and skill. LPNs are still expected…

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New Policies: Conditions on a Practice Permit & Actively Engaged Requirements

When a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applies for registration or renewal, one of the assessments of the application is to determine the suitability of the LPN to practice. It is possible that conditions be placed on a practice permit so that an LPN can practice or continue to practice under specified parameters. Reasons an LPN…

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Reinstating Registration for 2021

On January 1, 2021, the Registration Renewal system at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. Nurses who have not renewed for 2021 will have their practice permit suspended. How to Reinstate for 2021 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits…

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Priority: Public Safety – CARE Magazine

“Ultimately, the members of the Complaints Department take pride in their contribution to the protection of the public, and in their role in ensuring LPNs are providing professional services in Alberta that meet the CLPNA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics” In the feature story, ‘Priority: Public Safety’, meet the College of Licensed Practical…

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Regular Payments on New Pre-Authorized Debit Plan

Thousands of LPNs currently subscribed to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Pre-Authorized Payment Plan are due for a major service upgrade. On November 2, the plan is going entirely online, increasing simplicity, speed, and transparency for the users. The NEW Pre-Authorized Debit Plan (PAD) allows registrants to pay a future Registration Renewal…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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Preparing for LPN Registration Renewal for 2021

(UPDATE Nov. 5/20) – Staff are available to assist LPNs with Registration Renewal during office hours. Contact 780-484-8886 or registration@clpna.com. The CLPNA’s office remains closed to visitors except by appointment. Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2020, for the 2021 calendar year. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process…

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What are ‘practice hours’?: Nursing Practice Self-Assessment Tool

The Nursing Practice Self-Assessment Tool helps users determine whether their role provides “nursing services” in Alberta according to the Health Professions Act and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) policy. Additionally, the tool can help LPNs determine what are considered nursing ‘practice hours’ on the CLPNA’s annual Registration Renewal form or for…

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