For LPNs, Registration Renewal for 2019 starts Oct 1

Annual Registration Renewal begins October 1, 2018 for CLPNA members wanting an Active Practice Permit for 2019. LPNs are asked to renew before the December 1 deadline to receive the lowest registration fee. Registrants completing renewal for an Active Practice Permit before November 1 will be entered in a draw for $350. Notices will be…

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Fort McMurray district gets Council rep

The CLPNA’s Council appointed a new Representative for District 7 (Fort McMurray and area) at the most recent Council meeting. District 7 did not receive any nominations for the spring election. The new representative, Tiffany Smith, LPN, was educated at Keyano College and, post-graduation, continues to live and work in Fort McMurray. An advocate of…

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Behind the curtain: Education & conduct committees recruiting LPNs

Nurses have perfected being in front of a crowd. But behind the scenes exists a world of self-regulation where LPNs are making key decisions to lead the profession. These decisions in the areas of nursing education and practice are essential, creating accountability to the public. LPNs are invited to submit their resumes for one of…

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Aesthetic Nursing in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions

Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, volume enhancers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures. The roles and responsibilities of a nurse performing aesthetic nursing procedures may vary by…

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Webinar: Elder Abuse Awareness (Oct 2 or 4)

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings and are in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The purpose of this…

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WEBINAR: RELATIONAL PRACTICE (Sept 25 or 27)

Relational Practice is an approach, a method for LPNs to go beyond the superficial presentation of a client and his/her health concern(s). Relational Practice reaches below the surface while maintaining professional behaviours, knowledge, skills, and boundaries. It refers to a means of building and sustaining health-promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. This one-hour…

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Vendor to develop next generation National LPN Exam (CPNRE)

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) is pleased to announce that Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. (YAS) has been selected as the vendor to develop, implement and deliver a new generation of the entry-to-practice high stakes examination for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in eight jurisdictions in Canada. CCPNR undertook a robust and extensive process…

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Grant partnership provides funding for LPN focused research

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, is now accepting applications for the Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. Funding supports and fosters high quality research to build foundational knowledge about the Practical Nurse profession and practice. Successful applications will produce “new discoveries” related to practical nursing…

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‘Getting to know you’: The 2018 CLPNA Member Survey explores LPN work-life for future supports

As part of the College of Licensed of Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)’s commitment to support safe competent committed care to all Albertans, the organization is conducting a member survey. The 20-minute survey will be emailed to all practicing LPNs on Monday, July 30, and will be open throughout the month of August. Members who…

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Grande Prairie area re-elects incumbent to the CLPNA’s Council

The votes are in! Joyce Rossiter, LPN, will continue to represent the Grande Prairie area for the next three years on the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council. In Council Election District 6 there were 137 votes cast on 571 ballots, a 24% participation rate. The CLPNA thanks all LPNs who took the…

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