Category: Registration

For LPNs, Registration Renewal for 2019 starts Oct 1

Annual Registration Renewal begins October 1, 2018 for CLPNA members wanting an Active Practice Permit for 2019. LPNs are asked to renew before the December 1 deadline to receive the lowest registration fee. Registrants completing renewal for an Active Practice Permit before November 1 will be entered in a draw for $350. Notices will be…

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Vendor to develop next generation National LPN Exam (CPNRE)

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) is pleased to announce that Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. (YAS) has been selected as the vendor to develop, implement and deliver a new generation of the entry-to-practice high stakes examination for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in eight jurisdictions in Canada. CCPNR undertook a robust and extensive process…

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Council approves ‘actively engaged’ policy for applicants

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta recently approved updated criteria for the Registrar to use in assessing whether applicants have been actively engaged in practical nursing. The updated Practice Policy: Registration Requirements: Actively Engaged is meant to help applicants understand the approved criteria and whether this criteria applies to them….

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Speedier, integrated service for Criminal Record Checks required by CLPNA

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA) has partnered with Sterling Talent Solutions to complete Criminal Record Checks through myBackCheck.com. MyBackCheck is a quick and easy to use online service that provides CLPNA applicants with a more cost-effective way of obtaining Criminal Record Checks. Those required to submit a Criminal Record Check only pay a…

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Computer-based testing for national CPNRE exam coming in May

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is very pleased to be collaborating with other provincial regulatory colleagues and Assessment Strategies Inc. to implement computer-based testing to deliver the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE®) starting in May 2016. The Regulators and Assessment Strategies Inc. have been working to make the transition from…

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International nurses must now apply to National Nursing Assessment Service

Effective August 12, 2014, to become a nurse in Canada (except Quebec and Territories), all internationally educated nurse (IEN) applicants must first apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for document evaluation and verification. NNAS will open their website for applications at 11:00am MST (1:00pm EST). NNAS provides a single, simple point-of-entry to become…

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Internationally educated nurse’s applications to CLPNA closes Aug 11

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) will stop accepting internationally educated nurse’s (IEN’s) applications effective August 11, 2014. RELATED – For IENs – Applying for Registration through CLPNA After this date, all internationally educated nurses who want to register with the CLPNA must first apply directly through National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS),…

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For international nurses, National Nursing Assessment Service starts Aug 12

On August 12, 2014, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) will join 22 other nursing regulatory bodies across Canada in launching the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). A project nine years in the making, NNAS is the beginning of a national approach to the assessment of Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse and…

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Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE®) transitioning to Computer-Based Testing

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is pleased to announce that the Practical Nursing regulatory authorities have formally agreed to implement Computer-Based Testing for delivering the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE®) in 2016. We know that technology is playing an enhanced role in the delivery of licensure/registration testing.  As regulators, we…

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Important notice about the new National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

Changes are coming to the application process for international educated nurses. Effective August 12, 2014, in order to apply to be a nurse in Canada (except Quebec and Territories), all international educated nurse applicants will require their documents and credentials to be submitted to and verified by the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). Once all…

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