Changes Coming to LPN Registration Dates in 2024

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council recently approved a change to the registration year. Starting in 2024, practice permits will be valid from December 1 – November 30, moving back the registration renewal period by one month to begin on September 1. This change will address the feedback from registrants and employers…

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Hearing Notice: Nisheil Kumar #43570

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Hearing Notice: Kathy Boychuk #23452

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Consultation: Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations

An update has been made to the Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct. This update aligns with the recent amendment to the Health Professions (Protecting Women and Girls) Amendment Act, 2022 that strengthened provincial laws banning female genital mutilation in Alberta. Moreover, there were editorial changes and…

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Video: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practice has evolved since 2003 when the regulation was first proclaimed under the Health Professions Act. The current regulation authorizes LPNs to perform a broader range of activities to support care provided to individuals and their families. The LPN Profession Regulation identifies the LPN scope of practice related to restricted activities and advanced…

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Employment Opportunity: Policy Advisor

THE ROLE Reporting to the Director of Professional Practice and Policy, the Policy Advisor supports the development of policy at the CLPNA. The Policy Advisor works within the CLPNA’s policy framework and develops evidence-informed documents to support the CLPNA’s operations and its mandate of public protection. HOW TO APPLY This job posting is now closed….

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Coming in 2023: New option will aim at removing delays and improve pathways for internationally educated nurses

In early 2023, the College of Licensed Registered Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), in partnership with regulators in British Columbia and New Brunswick, will pilot a new application process for internationally educated nurses (IENs) aimed at reducing time for the application journey. In Alberta, the streamlined process will…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Feb 7 & 9)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients,…

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Updated Documents Help LPNs Navigate Privacy and Confidentiality Obligations and their Duty to Report

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has updated three documents: the Confidentiality Guideline, Privacy Legislation in Alberta Interpretive Document, and Duty to Report Interpretive Document. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have a professional and ethical responsibility to practice within the relevant laws governing privacy and confidentiality of patient information. This means all LPNs…

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How to Reinstate Registration for 2023

On January 1, 2023, Registration Renewal at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. LPNs who have not renewed for 2023 will have their practice permit suspended. HOW TO REINSTATE FOR 2023 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be…

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Employment Opportunity: Registration Assistant

THE ROLE Reporting to the Health Care Aide Directory Coordinator, the Health Care Aide (HCA) Registration Assistant works with a team of professionals who support the Health Care Aide Directory operational administrative effectiveness. The (HCA) Registration Assistant serves as the main point of contact for processing and administering HCA Substantial Equivalent Assessment (SEA) applications within…

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