Category: Registration

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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CLPNA participating in National Nursing Assessment Service for internationally educated nurses

Soon, internationally educated nurses (IENs) will have a single, simple point-of-entry to become assessed for any one of the three categories of professional nursing in Canada – licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is participating on the board of the National Nursing Assessment Service…

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Nearly 700 Alberta students receiving national LPN exam results

Results from the largest Alberta writing of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) on September 11 were mailed to candidates on October 16. Close to 700 Alberta practical nurse students and other applicants will soon discover whether they have passed. Successful candidates who have applied for registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses…

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3 steps to update employment & contact info

Members, it’s been a while since we’ve asked, but do you know if your CLPNA Member Profile is CORRECT? Any changes in the last year to your… mailing address? phone number? email address? workplace / employer? (for those employed in Alberta) employment status – full time, part time, casual? (for those employed in Alberta) specializations?…

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National exam (CPNRE) results mailed June 12

The results from the May 15, 2013 Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) were mailed to candidates on Wednesday, June 12. For privacy reasons, CPNRE results are not listed on CLPNA’s website or Public Registry, and are not released over the phone. Candidates are advised to thoroughly read the results package when they receive it….

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