Category: Research

Grant partnership provides funding for LPN focused research

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, is now accepting applications for the Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. Funding supports and fosters high quality research to build foundational knowledge about the Practical Nurse profession and practice. Successful applications will produce “new discoveries” related to practical nursing…

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‘Getting to know you’: The 2018 CLPNA Member Survey explores LPN work-life for future supports

As part of the College of Licensed of Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)’s commitment to support safe competent committed care to all Albertans, the organization is conducting a member survey. The 20-minute survey will be emailed to all practicing LPNs on Monday, July 30, and will be open throughout the month of August. Members who…

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Organization changes prepare CLPNA for the future

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has completed a significant organizational change effective January 15, 2018. Download Org Chart Two new Executive Officers will provide leadership over day to day operations of all programs and services. The Practice and Communication portfolio has been split giving increased focus to each critical area. A Senior…

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CLPNA Research Report shares two impactful years

Download Report A report detailing the research of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta highlights the impact this work has had on Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse community over the last two years. The report ‘Advancing Knowledge for the Licensed Practical Nurse Profession: 2015-2017‘ covers a variety of collaborations and independent projects both finished…

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Research foundational to Evidence Based Practice

  Research is defined as the systematic investigation into the study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. Research is an essential element in the Evidence Based Practice. Professor Dave Sackett first outlined the essential steps for using research evidence to inform the practice of medicine, these being, converting…

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Big Success in a Small Setting – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Two Hills Health Centre is home to amazing nurses at all stages of their careers, from new grads to an LPN in her 51st year of practice. Find out why this small community is a hotspot for nursing achievement and opportunity in the Summer 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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A Brave New World – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way we use them.” – Unknown Three medical professionals cross the globe and become Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta in our feature story, “A Brave New World” in the Spring 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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Quality of nursing work environments research underway

An in-depth look at the quality of Licensed Practical Nurse work environments is underway. It’s hoped the data collected will provide a better understanding and lead to the development of strategies that may strengthen work environments for nurses in Alberta and beyond. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), in partnership with researchers at…

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Why are LPN injuries non-reported? – Research Survey

Whether they’ve been injured on the job or not, LPNs are invited to take 5 minutes to participate in the research study, “The epidemiology of non-reported work-related injuries among Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta”. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and the Centre of Injury Prevention at the University of Alberta are conducting this research to identify…

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$25K in Research Grant funding available to LPNs

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) in collaboration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) are now taking applications for their very first Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. The one-year grant is intended to encourage Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), in partnership with researchers or clinicians, to make fresh discoveries to positively…

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