Alberta Health Updates for Regulated Health Professionals on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(UPDATED July 30, 2021) The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) works closely with Alberta Health to provide the latest information to our members. The current status of COVID-19 in Alberta is reported on the Alberta Government website. Guidelines for COVID-19 can also be found on the Alberta Health Services website. COVID-19 FAQ’s…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice (August 24 & 26)

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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Webinar: Continuing Competence Program (August 31, September 2, 27 & 29)

Do you understand the Continuing Competence Program, truly? Every year, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to participate in the CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP). As professional nurses, it is necessary to keep current with the knowledge and competence required for today’s practice environments. Through a self-directed learning plan, LPNs choose the learning that will…

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Video: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism

Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Ageism is evident in health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. This research-based video…

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Self-Study Module: Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic

A pandemic can impact family caregivers in many ways. Family caregivers providing care at home may take on increased caregiving responsibilities due to reduction of availability of services. Family caregivers who assist with caring for their loved ones who are in facilities are restricted from providing the care they normally would because they are not…

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Webinar: Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic (July 27 & 29)

Join the CLPNA and Dr. Jasneet Parmar as she introduces the Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic course. This course is supplementary to the Caregiver-Centered Care foundational education. Related – Self-study Module: Caring for Caregivers The Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic course highlights the impacts that a pandemic has on Family Caregivers. It…

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Hearing Notice: Evalyne Kalinga #45462

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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Video Series: Legal Issues in Nursing – Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and Chris Rokosh, RN, PNC(C), of Connect Medical Legal Experts present this 4-part video series on legal issues in nursing. Let’s Talk about Nursing Litigation Learning about the possible medical legal risks of nursing can ultimately prevent adverse events from occurring, protect against a lawsuit, and…

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Membership Policy: Refresher Program

The Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) outlines requirements for registration in Alberta. One of the ways an applicant may be eligible for registration is after successfully completing an Approved Refresher Program. Practical nurse refresher programs support a return to practice for those previously registered with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta…

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Employment Opportunity: Registration Competence Advisor

This posting is now closed. THE ROLE Reporting to the Registrar, the Registration Competence Advisor is an integral member of the team and is responsible for assessing Health Care Aides (HCA) utilizing a substantial equivalence framework. This position consults with applicants, practitioners, stakeholders and committees regarding the HCA and LPN profession. HOW TO APPLY Application…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (July 19 & 20)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) effective February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice The amended regulation streamlines CLPNA registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding…

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