PRACTICE AND POLICY DOCUMENTS

The current practice and policy documents of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

Additional governance documents:

COMPETENCY PROFILE FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

Competency documents outline the knowledge, skills, and attributes required of an Licensed Practical Nurse at entry into the profession to practice safely, competently, and ethically in a designated role or setting.

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CONTINUING COMPETENCE PROGRAM

The CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is a formal system mandated by the Health Professions Act (HPA) of assessing, monitoring, and reporting on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and critical judgments of a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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LPN PRACTICE DECISION-MAKING TOOL

The CLPNA’s LPN Practice Decision-Making Tool assists the user in determining safe and authorized practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Alberta. The six key considerations provide guidance to determine if an area of practice or specific competency is appropriate for an individual LPN.

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POLICIES

Membership Policies

A membership policy is a clear and concise statement outlining requirements and expected behaviours of Licensed Practical Nurses registered with the CLPNA. A policy may address regulatory functions mentioned in the Health Professions Act or practice expectations.

CLPNA’s Operations Policies

An operations policy is a clear and concise statement outlining requirements and expected behaviours of the CLPNA’s staff, committee members, or external stakeholders.

SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS

INTERPRETIVE DOCUMENTS

An Interpretive Documents provides an explanation of legislation that affects practical nursing and how to practice in compliance with the law. These explanatory documents are meant to clarify an LPN’s understanding of obligations and issues arising from various pieces of legislation.

PRACTICE GUIDELINE

A Practice Guidelines is an evidence-informed document designed to assist membership with making decisions about appropriate practice. These documents support professional judgement and permit flexibility in practice.

COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTS

INFO SHEETS

An Info Sheet informs membership on relevant nursing topics or the CLPNA’s processes.

WHITE PAPER

A White Paper explains research on a specific issue and proposes, or lays out, a plan of action.

RESOURCES

Resources link to content that strengthens nursing knowledge and evidence-informed practice.

Research

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Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)