Category: Registration

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

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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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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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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LPNs asked to update Contact & Employment Info with CLPNA

Six months after annual registration renewal and three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s changed in the lives of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses? Employer or employment status? Moved? Taken additional education? According to the Health Professions Act, LPN Professional Regulation, s33(1), it is every LPN’s responsibility to ensure the CLPNA has their current: Employer/Organization Name…

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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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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Practice (June 2 & 25; Sept 8 & 10)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. It is important for LPNs to connect their professional nursing practice to their regulatory responsibility. These professional standards apply when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, clients, and colleagues. The…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (May 21, July 23)

Clarification to LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities, and streamlining the registration process are just some of the many changes that arose under the amendments to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse Profession Regulation on February 2, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice This webinar presentation…

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Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2020 deferred

Every year, a percentage of Licensed Practical Nurses are selected by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the Continuing Competence Program Audit. This regulatory-required process typically runs May 1 to June 30, 2020, a period which this year is projected to be the peak of the expected COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta….

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