Category: Registration Renewal

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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Overview of 2020 LPN Regulation Amendments: Video

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

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Creating Excitement to Learn through the Continuing Competence Program

Each year, as part of the CLPNA’s annual Registration Renewal, Licensed Practical Nurses are required to participate in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) in order to continue to be eligible for registration the following year. The Continuing Competence Program, developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), is built around a four-part…

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Magnetic North: LPN Opportunities in Peace Country – CARE Magazine

 DOWNLOAD ISSUE “When it comes to opportunities for LPNs in northern Alberta, it seems the sky is truly the limit.” In our feature story, ‘Magnetic North: Opportunities in Peace Country’, Licensed Practical Nurses working in northern Alberta are finding opportunities for advanced practice in unique areas. Discover more in the Fall issue of the…

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On Oct 1, LPN Registration Renewal begins for 2020

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1 for 2020. The CLPNA encourages all LPNs to renew before December 1 to pay the lowest registration fee of $350.  For those who delay, the renewal fee is $550 when submitted between December 2 to 31. On January 1, those who have not renewed will have…

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Condensed Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 4th Edition, released

A document which broadly defines the scope of practice of LPNs in Alberta has been updated for format and content re-organization, increasing ease of use. The 4th Edition of the Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses was released September 16, 2019 by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The condensed Profile replaces…

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