Category: Registration

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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Introducing Student Memberships for Alberta’s Practical Nurses

Applications are open! Student Membership is an opportunity for those enrolled in Alberta’s practical nursing programs to integrate their learning while keeping updated on the profession’s advances in LPN regulations and nursing guidance directly from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The new membership type elevates the transition from student to professional…

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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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Professional growth through Committee involvement; Apply for 2021-2022

Licensed Practical Nurses interested in professional growth and engagement are invited to volunteer for various committees at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the 2021-2022 term. Orientation and training provided. Participants receive an honorarium and travel expenses. Apply with a resume by November 22, 2020. See below for details. HEARING TRIBUNAL…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Dec 8)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the amended Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) that became effective February 1, 2020 in Alberta. The amended regulation streamlines how the CLPNA manages registration and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy…

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Continuing Competence Program Guide for 2021

The updated Continuing Competence Program Guide for 2021 provides a comprehensive guide to assist Licensed Practical Nurses in understanding the requirements of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s program. The Continuing Competence Program supports LPNs to achieve and demonstrate competence through the completion of continuing competence activities which includes both learning and practice…

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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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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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CLPNA’s Bylaws revised due to Regulation changes

February’s amended LPN Regulation created a ripple effect through the CLPNA’s projects and processes including, now, its Bylaws. Many of the Bylaw changes update terminology to match that used in the LPN regulation. For example, replacing the term “temporary register” with “provisional register”, and deletion of “specialized practice register”. Other changes include the President’s term…

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