Category: Registration Renewal

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

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 in order to work in Alberta in 2021. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. RELATED – Registration Renewal The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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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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Meeting Actively Engaged in Practice Conditions

In preparation for Registration Renewal for 2021, a reminder to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s members on how to ensure they meet the requirements on being Actively Engaged in Practice. By 2022, all Licensed Practical Nurses will be required to have provided nursing services for a minimum of 1000 hours within the…

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Audit Cancelled for Continuing Competence Program in 2020

Due to the many challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has cancelled its Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2020. The program, originally scheduled for May – June, had been previously deferred. RELATED – Continuing Competence Program Audit The annual audit measures compliance with the Continuing Competence…

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Major milestones achieved in CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report

 CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report (PDF) “A major milestone this year was receiving approval of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation… effective February 1, 2020. These amendments support LPNs to work to the full extent of their education and make a greater contribution to the healthcare team and the…

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

(UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020 – Posted a new video with current information.) 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…

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When LPN Permits Expire, Reinstating Registration for 2020

On December 31, 2019, the Practice Permits of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses will expire. The vast majority have renewed their permits for 2020. For those who haven’t, a reminder that it is an LPN’s professional responsibility to ensure they have a current practice permit which provides the legal ability to practice as an LPN in…

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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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