Category: Registration

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 August 7, 2020 – Added video tutorial for 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…

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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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When LPN Permits Expire, Reinstating Registration for 2020

On December 31, 2019, the Practice Permits of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses will expire. The vast majority have renewed their permits for 2020. For those who haven’t, a reminder that it is an LPN’s professional responsibility to ensure they have a current practice permit which provides the legal ability to practice as an LPN in…

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Overview of 2020 LPN Regulation Amendments: Video

 (UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020 – Posted a new video with current information.) Changes affecting Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are coming in 2020 as a result of amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended regulation, announced on October…

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Creating Excitement to Learn through the Continuing Competence Program

Each year, as part of the CLPNA’s annual Registration Renewal, Licensed Practical Nurses are required to participate in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) in order to continue to be eligible for registration the following year. The Continuing Competence Program, developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), is built around a four-part…

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