Category: Registration

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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Previously-registered or retired LPNs may be needed to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is preparing, upon direction from Alberta Health, to expedite registrations of previously-licensed nurses to help the province manage the COVID-19 pandemic. If this occurs, the CLPNA may contact eligible previous members directly with this information. In anticipation, former members are asked to update their contact information…

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Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “What can you, as a nurse, do today to make sure preventable adverse events. . . don’t happen again?” In the feature story, ‘Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility’, a rural Licensed Practical Nurse advocates for patient safety after the devastating loss of her child due to a preventable adverse medical event….

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LPN Practice Changes for Central Lines and Parenteral Nutrition on Feb. 1

(UPDATED January 29, 2020 – Added instructions on accessing the educational modules.)  Important regulatory changes to the nursing practice of Alberta’s LPNs are coming February 1, including new advanced authorizations that are required for medication administration via central venous lines, administration of parenteral nutrition. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) will be…

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Coming February 2020, new LPN Standards, Competencies from Regulation Amendments

(UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020 – Posted a new video with current information.) Areas of LPN practice are changing with the amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation coming into effect on February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended LPN Regulation clarifies LPN…

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