Kool FM and Wild 95.3 visit Calgary Nursing Units during National Nursing Week

Thanks to Calgary Radio Stations 101.5 KooL FM and Wild 95.3 for partnering with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta for the 2018 Public Awareness Campaign, and sharing the message about the competent, committed, care provided by today’s Licensed Practical Nurse. During National Nursing Week, May 7-13, on-air personalities, Bo and Jess from…

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Annual Awards Dinner celebrates excellence in Licensed Practical Nursing profession

More than 350 attendees offered lively rounds of applause celebrating the achievements of the 2018 Awards of Excellence winners and nominees on May 10, 2018. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is pleased to honour these individuals as leaders in the LPN profession, representing the diversity and dedication of the profession. LPN…

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LPNs navigate shifting reality, ripple effects, and self-care at 2018 Conference

 Watch Conference Videos More than 330 delegates attended the 2018 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) AGM & Conference, May 9-11, at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton. The CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting opened the event with highlights from the 2017 Annual Report, and a look forward through the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan….

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Interpretive Document: Incapacity Under the HPA

Incapacity is defined as suffering from a physical, mental or emotional condition or disorder or an addiction to alcohol and drugs as defined in the Pharmacy and Drug Act or other chemicals that impair the ability to provide professional services in a safe and competent manner. – Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7, s…

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2017 Annual Report narrates accomplishments, challenges; plus 3-yr Strategic Plan

 Clear communication is necessary when working to share and advance the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s mandate, vision, and mission. The Council protects and serves the public through excellence in Practical Nursing. The 2017 Annual Report and 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is a snapshot of work initiated, in-progress, or completed that support CLPNA’s…

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Outdoor advertising adds impact to 2018 awareness campaign about LPNs

On April 30, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta introduces billboard advertising as part of the Spring/Summer 2018 awareness campaign. Just in time for National Nursing Week (May 7 – 12, 2018), these large-format outdoor ads compliment television and radio spots currently being aired. Featuring profiles of Licensed Practical Nurses, 15 and 30…

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Northern Alberta LPNs to run for CLPNA Council

A career-expanding opportunity is opening up for the 1400 Licensed Practical Nurses in northern Alberta to guide the practical nurse profession in the province. The CLPNA Council elections will be held in June 2018 for representatives to the Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray areas. To run, eligible LPNs must have an Active Practice Permit from…

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Best practices for quality nursing documentation: policy

Documentation: A critical component of nursing practice. A complete record of care is required for communication and legal purposes. So, how can LPN’s ensure their documentation contains the essential elements and meets expectations? The updated Practice Policy: Documentation lays out CLPNA’s expectations on Licensed Practical Nurses. It is intended to be flexible enough to allow for variations…

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Safeguarding privacy goal of Mobile Device guideline for LPNs

Beep! Boop! Beep! An increasing number of nurses are using smartphones and tablets on the job to research, store information, or to communicate with other healthcare providers or clients. While beneficial in supporting nursing practice, LPNs need to be aware of the risks involved with using mobile devices at work especially in combination with social…

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Council approves ‘actively engaged’ policy for applicants

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta recently approved updated criteria for the Registrar to use in assessing whether applicants have been actively engaged in practical nursing. The updated Practice Policy: Registration Requirements: Actively Engaged is meant to help applicants understand the approved criteria and whether this criteria applies to them….

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