Category: Registration

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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Continuing Competence Program Guide Updated for 2022

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) must maintain their knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment to provide professional nursing services through learning and practice in the profession. Participation in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is a requirement of registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA). The CCP Guide provides LPNs with the information they need to understand…

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Reinstating Registration for 2022

On January 1, 2022, Registration Renewal at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. LPNs who have not renewed for 2022 will have their practice permit suspended. HOW TO REINSTATE FOR 2022 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be…

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Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that…

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Membership Policy: Refresher Program

The Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) outlines requirements for registration in Alberta. One of the ways an applicant may be eligible for registration is after successfully completing an Approved Refresher Program. Practical nurse refresher programs support a return to practice for those previously registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta…

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2021 Continuing Competence Program Guide

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) must maintain their knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment to provide professional nursing services through learning and practice in the profession. Participation in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is a requirement of registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA). The CCP Guide provides LPNs with the information they need to understand…

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2021 Continuing Competence Program Audit Cancelled

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has cancelled its Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2021. The CLPNA expects all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to participate in the Continuing Competence Program annually. Participation in the CCP demonstrates a commitment by members of the profession to maintain and/or improve knowledge and skill. LPNs are still expected…

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Vital Support: Caregiver Centered Care – CARE Magazine

“First and foremost, family caregivers help to sustain care in the community. The kind of care they provide, if they were not available – the healthcare system could not go on. Think of all the care-related activities family caregivers provide!” Dr. Jasneet Parmar The feature story, ‘Caregiver-Centered Care’, explains how supporting family caregivers can have…

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