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

(UPDATED October 15, 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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Employment Opportunity: Director of Performance Measurement and Research

Reporting to the Executive Officer, the Director of Performance Measurement and Research is the lead responsible for creating and establishing the CLPNA’s system for performance metrics and measurement across the organization. A leader in the organization, the Director is also responsible for heading the strategic direction for regulatory research and assessments, in order to ensure the CLPNA is responsive and aligned with regulatory best practice.

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Hearing Notice: Titus Lesiga #47377

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: Elizabeth Lagadan #49156

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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Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that…

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Video: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies

Research shows there is a high occurrence of stress in the lives of healthcare providers, including nurses, and this can have a significant effect on psychological health and well-being. This video presented by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, discusses the potential impact of a high…

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Registration Renewal for 2022: Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2021. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2022. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages all LPNs to renew before December…

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Employment Opportunity: Registration Assistant

This posting is now closed. THE ROLE Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Registration Assistant works with a team of professionals who support the Registration department by processing applications for LPN registration, student memberships, new graduates, and registration renewals and by providing information and guidance to registrants and applicants of the CLPNA. This position serves…

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Sharing Evidence-Informed Immunization Info for LPNs in Alberta

As the regulatory authority for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice. Under the LPN Profession Regulation, LPNs are authorized to administer vaccines for the purpose of immunization. LPNs are expected to understand concepts such…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Oct 19 & 25)

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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Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (Oct 18 & 26)

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

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