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.

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Archived Documents

CONTINUING COMPETENCE PROGRAM

The 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 professional health care provider.

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LPN PRACTICE DECISION-MAKING TOOL

This tool assists 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

CLPNA Policies outline requirements and expected behaviours that will be monitored and enforced.

SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS

INTERPRETIVE DOCUMENTS

Interpretive Documents provide 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

Practice Guidelines are evidence informed documents designed to assist membership with making decisions about appropriate practices. These documents support professional judgement and permit flexibility in practice.

COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTS

INFO SHEETS

Info Sheets inform membership on relevant nursing topics or the CLPNA’s processes.

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

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Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)