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

(UPDATED July 2, 2020) The CLPNA is working closely with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, as well as with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta College of Pharmacy and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, to provide the latest information to our respective professions. The current status of…

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Hearing Notice: Gotam Sevada #36315

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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CLPNA’s Bylaws revised due to Regulation changes

February’s amended LPN Regulation created a ripple effect through the CLPNA’s projects and processes including, now, its Bylaws. Many of the Bylaw changes update terminology to match that used in the LPN regulation. For example, replacing the term “temporary register” with “provisional register”, and deletion of “specialized practice register”. Other changes include the President’s term…

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Annual General Meeting 2020 watchable on video

There’s a first time for everything! More than 220 LPNs and stakeholders participated in a surprisingly intimate, streaming Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) on June 17, 2020. For many, the CLPNA’s first online AGM was also their first AGM. The AGM was held for decades as part…

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Audit Cancelled for Continuing Competence Program in 2020

Due to the many challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has cancelled its Continuing Competence Program Audit for 2020. The program, originally scheduled for May – June, had been previously deferred. RELATED – Continuing Competence Program Audit The annual audit measures compliance with the Continuing Competence…

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Understanding the Difference: Regulator & Union

To support Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) understanding about the difference between the functions of regulators and the role of unions, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) developed an illustrative document, Understanding the Difference: Regulator and Union. Regulatory colleges are given the authority to govern healthcare professions under the Health Professions Act (HPA)….

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Hearing Notice: Jay Garcia #39067

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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Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness – CARE Magazine

Trauma can happen to anyone who experiences something that feels threatening to their physical well-being or is overwhelming enough to shake their confidence or sense of security. — Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness for LPNs, CARE Magazine, Summer 2020 The feature story in the summer issue of CARE Magazine focuses on raising awareness about post-traumatic…

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LPNs asked to update Contact & Employment Info with CLPNA

Six months after annual registration renewal and three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s changed in the lives of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses? Employer or employment status? Moved? Taken additional education? According to the Health Professions Act, LPN Professional Regulation, s33(1), it is every LPN’s responsibility to ensure the CLPNA has their current: Employer/Organization Name…

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Executive Officer position opens at CLPNA

With the recent advancement of Jeanne Weis from Executive Officer to the Chief Executive Officer, the search for an Executive Officer has begun for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). This position oversees the departments of Professional Practice, Professional Development, Research, and Policy. Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Officer provides accountability…

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Hearing Notice: Lorne Bascom #46864

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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