Vital Support: Caregiver Centered Care – CARE Magazine

“First and foremost, family caregivers help to sustain care in the community. The kind of care they provide, if they were not available – the healthcare system could not go on. Think of all the care-related activities family caregivers provide!” Dr. Jasneet Parmar The feature story, ‘Caregiver-Centered Care’, explains how supporting family caregivers can have…

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Apply to Serve on the CLPNA’s Council

Applications are now closed. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is looking for committed Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) with strong leadership abilities, professional knowledge, and experience to serve on the Council for the upcoming term beginning September 1, 2021. Council members are responsible for the overall direction of the CLPNA through policy…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (May 18 & 20)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, 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, colleagues,…

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Employment Opportunity: Communications Advisor

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is currently accepting resumes for this position. THE ROLE Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Advisor plays a critical role in the development and implementation of strategic communications to support internal departmental requests, CLPNA’s communication plans and strategy, and executive officers. This role develops,…

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Hearing Notice: Angelika Lal #44820

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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Register today for the CLPNA’s 2021 AGM

Register today to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The AGM will be held online. Pre-registration is required. The President of the CLPNA’s Council, and the Chief Executive Officer of the CLPNA will be answering questions from members, stakeholders and the public. Please complete this…

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CLPNA’s Bylaws Updated

The Council has completed extensive work to develop and update the Bylaws to reflect the changes required by Bill 30 of the Health Statutes Amendment Act. Bill 30 requires an equal number of public members and health profession members on health regulators’ councils by April 1, 2021. Public members are selected and appointed by the…

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New Policies: Conditions on a Practice Permit & Actively Engaged Requirements

When a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applies for registration or renewal, one of the assessments of the application is to determine the suitability of the LPN to practice. It is possible that conditions be placed on a practice permit so that an LPN can practice or continue to practice under specified parameters. Reasons an LPN…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

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 the CLPNA’s registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially…

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Increased Public Representation on the CLPNA’s Council

On April 1, 2021, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) Council commences with a new composition of Council membership. The Council is the governing body of the CLPNA and previously consisted of an LPN president, seven elected regulated members, and three appointed public members. The change in council composition is in response…

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