Category: Registration

Coming in 2023: New option will aim at removing delays and improve pathways for internationally educated nurses

In early 2023, the College of Licensed Registered Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), in partnership with regulators in British Columbia and New Brunswick, will pilot a new application process for internationally educated nurses (IENs) aimed at reducing time for the application journey. In Alberta, the streamlined process will…

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How to Reinstate Registration for 2023

On January 1, 2023, Registration Renewal at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. LPNs who have not renewed for 2023 will have their practice permit suspended. HOW TO REINSTATE FOR 2023 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be…

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Updated Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard

The passing scores for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) have been updated in the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s English Language Proficiency Standard Policy. These changes are the result of a project undertaken by the Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative to revise…

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Updated Policy: Actively Engaged Requirements

The Policy on Actively Engaged Requirements for Registration and the Continuing Competence Program has been updated to include a new criteria to demonstrate being “actively engaged” for the purpose of registration. This update impacts individuals who do not meet the practice hours requirement or those who have been out of nursing practice for less than…

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Registration Renewal for 2023 Begins October 1

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) begins October 1, 2022. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process to work in Alberta in 2023. The process is also used to cancel registration if you do not plan to practice as an LPN in Alberta. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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Changes Coming to LPN Registration Dates in 2024

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council recently approved a change to the registration year. Starting in 2024, practice permits will be valid from December 1 – November 30, moving back the registration renewal period by one month to begin on September 1. This change will address the feedback from registrants and employers…

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Associate Memberships to be Discontinued

In response to recent changes in legislation, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has completed a review of its membership types. Associate (non-practicing) membership was evaluated as part of this review and it has been determined that the CLPNA will no longer be offering this membership as of January 1, 2023. Associate…

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Info Sheet: Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Attempts

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) manages access to the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) through the registration process in Alberta. Successful completion of the CPNRE is required to be registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the province. Related – Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) The CLPNA Council approved…

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2022 Continuing Competence Program Audit and Webinars

The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) supports LPNs to achieve and demonstrate competence through the completion of three elements – a self-assessment of their practice, a learning plan, and continuing competence activities. To measure compliance with the CCP, an annual audit is conducted. Due to the many challenges during the pandemic, the CLPNA cancelled its CCP…

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Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) play an integral role in Alberta’s healthcare system and are obligated to deliver safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. As an LPN in Alberta, all applicants to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) need to be able to communicate clearly in English to practice. The Policy: English Language…

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