PRACTICE AND POLICY DOCUMENTS

COMPETENCY PROFILE FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

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

More at Competency Profile for LPNs.

The following updates have been made to the Competency Profile for LPNs, 3rd Edition (2015):

Archive Documents

CONTINUING COMPETENCY PROGRAM

The Continuing Competency 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 professional health care provider.

There are several new and updated documents to support Licensed Practical Nurses in understanding and applying the principles of CCP:

PRACTICE POLICIES

Practice Policies outlines the expectations and conditions for a nurse to be considered eligible for entry into the profession, for registration, and to legally practice nursing in Alberta.

SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS

INTERPRETIVE DOCUMENTS

Interpretive Documents promote clarity and understanding of legislation, regulation by-laws, and legalities that govern nursing.

Practice Statements

PRACTICE GUIDELINE

Practice Guidelines are based on the best available evidence designed to assist healthcare professionals with decisions about appropriate practices for specific clinical situations.


VIDEO – Professional Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Leadership Roles – Supervising Health Care Aides

FACT SHEET

Fact Sheets inform on topics relevant to workplace issues and nursing practice.

DISCUSSION PAPER

Discussion Papers analyze an issue in nursing or healthcare with the aim to inform future directions, next steps or political action.

POSITION STATEMENT

Position Statements highlight the regulatory organization’s interpretation, stand or view on a particular nursing or healthcare issue and guides nursing behaviour.

WHITE PAPER

White Papers explain research on a specific issue and proposes, or lays out, a plan of action.

RESOURCES

Resources link to relevant websites and best evidence articles that strengthen nursing knowledge and evidence-informed practice.

Research

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)