Organization changes prepare CLPNA for the future

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has completed a significant organizational change effective January 15, 2018. Download Org Chart Two new Executive Officers will provide leadership over day to day operations of all programs and services. The Practice and Communication portfolio has been split giving increased focus to each critical area. A Senior…

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CLPNA Research Report shares two impactful years

Download Report A report detailing the research of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta highlights the impact this work has had on Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse community over the last two years. The report ‘Advancing Knowledge for the Licensed Practical Nurse Profession: 2015-2017‘ covers a variety of collaborations and independent projects both finished…

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Study with CLPNA: Relational Practice Self-Study Course

Self-awareness, partnership, relationship building, communication – What do these words mean to you? Relational practice is the current term for what nursing usually refers to as interpersonal communication skills, but encompasses so much more! It’s a means of building and sustaining health promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. It is very client-focused and…

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Study with CLPNA: Infusion Therapy Self-Study Course

Infusion therapy is an efficient way to deliver all aspects of fluid and medication by “intravenous” application. Besides the many benefits, there are inherent risks that must be considered. Licensed Practical Nurses have a responsibility to keep current in their knowledge and competent in all areas of their professional practice through continuing education. Safe practice…

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The ultimate ‘thank you’ card. Nominations for 2018 LPN Awards of Excellence

How can you say ‘THANK YOU’ to an LPN? For their caring? Their guidance? Their expertise? Nominations are open for the 2018 LPN Awards of Excellence until February 16, 2018. LPN award recipients receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative crystal award, and are honoured in front of their peers by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses…

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Tickets on sale for 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Knowledge and networking, fun and friends. The 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference is ‘Shifting Reality’, aiming to prepare Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse and associated health professionals for changes impacting healthcare. Tickets are on sale now for the 2.5 day event on May 9 – 11, 2018 in Edmonton. Registration Info The engaging lineup includes topics…

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WEBINAR: Understanding Cyber: Privacy and Security in Healthcare

The threat of cyber-attack is a nightmare for healthcare organizations and professionals. The nature of electronic healthcare information creates unique risks for network and privacy security, resulting in healthcare organizations becoming attractive targets for cyber-crime. Evolving regulatory requirements and the introduction of new technologies have resulted in an increasing focus upon these new threats. Education…

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WORKSHOP: New Culture Nursing – An Approach to Person-Centred Care with Dr. David Sheard

UPDATE (Jan. 3/18): Due to unforeseen circumstances, the New Culture Nursing Workshop with Dr. David Sheard has been rescheduled to April 11 in Edmonton and April 13 in Calgary. Registrants, check your email for registration changes and refund info.  The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to partner with Dr. David Sheard, Founder/CEO Dementia…

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Webinar Series: Patient & Family-Centred Care (Nov 21 & 28)

How can clients and their loved-ones join healthcare providers as full partners in caregiving? What are the considerations when creating a supportive and respectful environment, promoting wellness, teamwork and community? Get the answers at the upcoming webinar series on “Patient and Family-Centred Care”. The ‘Introduction’ webinar on November 21 focuses on concepts and resources. The…

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