Research is defined as the systematic investigation into the study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. Licensed Practical Nurses are required in their Entry to Practice competencies to engage in Evidence Based Practice; research is an essential aspect of EBP.

Professor Dave Sackett first outlined the essential steps for using research evidence to inform the practice of medicine, these being, converting information needs into answerable questions, finding the best evidence to answer these questions, appraising this evidence critically, implementing the results into practice, and finally, evaluating practice performance (Sackett and Haynes, 1995).

The Research Department at the CLPNA has developed and implemented a Research Agenda that incorporates the essentials of Evidence Based Practice.

The research agenda is guided by the Research Advisory Committee.


  • Research Agenda
  • Research Advisory Committee
  • Current Research Projects (coming soon)
  • Past Research Projects (coming soon)
  • Research Funding Opportunities (coming soon)
  • Relevant Research to the LPN Profession and Health Professional Regulation (coming soon)
  • Partner with the CLPNA (coming soon)
    • Data available
    • Research proposal temple

For more information, contact Dr. Leah Phillips, Director of Research, at, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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