LPN Specializations

Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act, Restricted Activities are health services that pose significant risk and are identified to require a level of professional competence to be performed safely.

Therefore, Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta must be granted authority by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to engage in the following Specialized Practice’s: Immunization, Renal Dialysis, Advanced Orthopedics, and Perioperative.

Authorized Courses

The following courses are authorized by CLPNA as meeting the requirements for Specialized Practice:

 

How to get CLPNA Authorization for Specializations

LPNs are not fully authorized and not covered by LPN insurance for specialized practice until it is approved by CLPNA and added to their practice permit.

LPNs must send a copy of their certificate of completion to CLPNA (scan and email to info@clpna.com or fax to 780-484-9069).

Once approved, the specialization will be listed on the LPN’s Practice Permit and CLPNA’s Public Registry.

Questions? Contact info@clpna.com, 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.