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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CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting to share LPN goals, progress

The CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting is a chance to engage with the profession’s goals, progress, possibilities, and personnel. President Valerie Paice and CEO Linda Stanger welcome all to the public event on May 9, 2018 in Edmonton. The work of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta will be described in detail in the…

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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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Fires! Floods! Pandemics! LPNs role during emergencies outlined in policy

“Emergency preparedness can help minimize societal disruption and increase protection for the public…” As flu season approaches, how Licensed Practical Nurses protect Albertans during public health and other types of emergencies is the subject of a new policy from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. The Practice Policy: Expectations and Obligations During Emergencies…

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Study with CLPNA: Health Assessment Self-Study Course

Every day, nurses around the world are engaged in the practice of health assessment. The health team, especially the clients themselves, relies on nurses for completeness and accuracy of data collection and for reliability in the interpretation of that data. HEALTH ASSESSMENT SELF-STUDY COURSE Start Self-Study Course The new Health Assessment Self-Study Course, available from…

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Updated Cannabis Authorizations for Alberta’s LPNs

The evolving understanding of the regulatory framework governing the use of cannabis for medical purposes has resulted in an update to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s position on the role of the LPN in relation to administering medical cannabis. This area of practice requires the LPN to undertake a significant amount of…

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Study with CLPNA: Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course

Every Licensed Practical Nurse should understand the rationale for conducting specific diagnostic and laboratory tests when delivering care, as well as the implications of the results of those tests. Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course Start Self-Study Course The new Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course on Study with CLPNA lists common diagnostic…

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