Continuing Education Opportunities

Continuing Education Requirements

Mandatory Education

Each LPN is required to obtain a minimum of 8 hours of Mandatory Education every licensure year. LPNs can obtain these hours through:

1. Formalized Education

2. Self-Directed Learning

Optional Education

LPNs can complete the remainder of their CEP hours through optional educational categories

1.Other Learning Resources

2. Nursing Practice Education: Sponsored Activities

3. Nursing Practice Education: Unsponsored Activities 

4. Professional Nursing Participation

5. Preceptorship

6. Professional Growth Plan

 

For a more detailed description of the CEP system - please click here to view the CEP chart!


Educational Opportunities - Mandatory Education

1. Formalized Education

  • Courses related to health care or nursing practice offered by an educational institution/organization recognized by council. Examples include University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Athabasca University, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, MacEwan University.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • LEAD 201 - Leadership in Nursing (40 CE Hours)
  • NRSG 252 - Patient Safety (30 CE Hours)
  • NRSG 253 - Community Nursing (30 CE Hours)
  • NRSG 254 - IV Therapy/Blood and Blood Products Completer (15 CE Hours)
  • NRSG 255 – Nasogastric Tube Insertion Completer (15 CE Hours)
  • NRSG 256 - Tracheostomy Care Completer for LPNs (15 CE Hours)
  • NURS 227 - Health Assessment for LPNs (60 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1633 - Mood Disorders (15 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1634 - Psychosocial Assessment (15 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1656 - Principles and Practices of Foot Care for the LPN (66 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1658 - Principles of Nursing Practice for Outpatient Procedures (60 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1672 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (15 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1674 - Therapeutic Communication Skills (15 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1676 - Care of the Bariatric Client: Principles & Practices (60 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1677 - Roles, Responsibilities & Ethics (30 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1680 - Care of Patient/Kidney Disease (60 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1684 - Care of the Patient with Lower Extremity Wounds (60 CE Hours)
  • NURS 1685 – Health Record Documentation for LPNs (15 CE Hours)
  • PHAR 1608 – Safe Medication Administration (60 CE Hours)

Click to the view Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Continuing Education Course Catalog!

 

MacEwan University - Centre for Professional Nursing Education

70+ online courses that are various lengths and prices. The course descriptions outline the number of contact hours for each course.

- Click here to view the course catalog

 

2. Self-Directed Learning

  • Less formalized education offered outside of institutional learning, including online learning modules, acceptable to council

SALPN Endorsed Educational Courses

CCPNR Code of Ethics for LPNs - delivered by Learning LPN (1 CE Hour)

Patient Assessment - delivered by Learning Nurse (1 CE Hour)

"Learning to Learn"- delivered by Learning Nurse (1 CE Hour)

Assessment and Management of Parkinson's Disease- delivered by Parkinson Society of Canada (CE Hours TBD)

Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community - Austrailian Healthcare & Hospital Association (16 CE Hours for all 6 Modules)

- Becomes unavailable June 30, 2017.

Death, Dying, Grief and Self-Care Training for Healthcare Providers - delievered by Alive in Death (24 CE Hours for all 8 Modules)

The Role of the Practitioner in Indigenous Wellness - University of Saskatchewan, CME/CPTE (12 week session, CE Hours TBD)

 Addiction Medicine Diploma - British Columbia Centre for Substance Abuse (16 CE Hours)

Perinatal Loss Conference 2017 - RQHR Perinatal Loss Committee (CE Hours TBD)

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) Self-Study Courses

Nursing Documentation- CLPNA (6 CE Hours)

Infection Prevention and Control - CLPNA (8 CE Hours)

Anaphylaxis- CLPNA (8 CE Hours)

Pressure Ulcers Treatment - CLPNA (8 CE Hours)

Medication Drug Calculation - CLPNA (2 CE Hours)

 

Lippincott's NursingCenter

Explore over 1300 online Continuing Education courses and journal articles (journal articles are optional education) all at affordable prices!  The course descriptions outline the number of contact hours for each course and journal article.

Click here for the course catalog

 

NURSE.com

700+ online Continuing Education courses, with several courses that are free to complete. The course descriptions outline the number of contact hours for each course.

Click here for the course catalog

 

ANA Nursing Knowledge Centre

Over a 100 online learning courses and webinars that cover topics related to all facets of nursing. Prices range from $20US - $150US. The course descriptions outline the number of contact hours for each course.

Click here for the course catalog 

NCSBN Online Learning Resources

Delegating Effectively (4.2 CE Hours)

Diversity: Building Cultural Competence (6.0 CE Hours)

Documentation: A Critical Aspect of Client Care (5.4 CE Hours)

End-of-Life Care & Pain Management (3.0 CE Hours)

Ethics of Nursing Practice (4.8 CE Hours)

Medication Errors: Detection & Prevention (4.0 CE Hours)

Patient Privacy (5.4 CE Hours)

Professional Accountability & Legal Liability for Nurses (5.4 CE Hours)

Professional Boundaries in Nursing (3.0 CE Hours)

Righting A Wrong: Ethics & Professionalism in Nursing (3.0 CE Hours)

Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills (3.6 CE Hours)

Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing (4.0 CE Hours)

De Souza Institute

Online nursing specific classes that run for various lengths throughout the year. Prices are related to course length. The course descriptions outline the number of contact hours for each course.

-Click to see current available courses

 

John Collins Consulting Inc.

John Collins Consulting Inc. - Various Education Modules for Health Service Personnel

Anger and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (4 CE hours per week, for 7 weeks)

Augmented LPN Practice (4 CE hours per week, for 8 weeks)

Client Assessment (6 CE hours per week, for 12 weeks)

Critical Thinking in Nursing (3.5 CE hours twice per week, for 6 weeks)

Documentation in Nursing (4 CE hours per week, for 6 weeks)

Leadership for LPN Practice (6 CE hours per week, for 12 weeks)

Introduction to Nursing Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses (5 CE hours per week, for 6 weeks)

Nursing Clients with Dementia (4 CE hours per week, for 8 weeks)

Professional Boundaries in Nursing (4 CE hours per week, for 5 weeks)

Professional Communications in Nursing (4 CE hours per week, for 6 weeks)

Professionalism in Nursing (4 CE hours per week, for 6 weeks)

Time Management for Nursing Practice (4 CE hours per week, for 6 weeks)

 

Educational Opportunities - Optional Education

1. Other Learning Resources

  • Credible articles, audio-visual or internet sources from a nursing or health related source acceptable to council.

Sample Articles (CE hours are based on time of completion)

University of Saskatchewan Continuing Education YouTube Channel - Please Subscribe! 

- Beyond the Flashback: Trauma Informed Care

- Foot Care for Adults

- Introduction to Lower Extremity Wound Pathway

- Optimizing Medication for Older Adults E-learning

- Skin and Wound Care Refresher

- Three Ds of Older Adults: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

- Unlocking the Mystery of the Diabetic Foot

- Update on Pain E-learning

- Women and HIV

Sergeant Hans Larsen 2016 Professional Development Day Presentation- "Mental Health Considerations for Community Service Providers"

Shift to Safety Initiative

Government of Saskatchewan- Lower Extremity Wound Pathway

Dr. Steven Lewis- 2016 AGM Presentation- "Health Care Regulation: Making it Work in Tomorrow's Health System"

Tuberculosis: What you need to know!

RQHR - Pain Management

A Nurses Guide to Using Social Media- NSCBN

Checklist for Trustees: Misdirected Faxes

Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of UTI in Continuing Care Settings

Vital Signs: Elder Abuse Awareness for Healthcare Professionals

Parkinson Society Canada NEWS RELEASE - New Online Tool Trains Doctors to Diagnose & Treat Parkinson's

Information on Elder Abuse Prevention

RESPVideos - Educational Respiratory Online Videos - Presented by Lung Health Institute of Canada & Breath The Lung Association

University of Calgary Health Collections Articles

Webinars (CE hours are based on time of completion)

May 31, 2017 9:00am - SRNA - Pain Management Webinar: Provincial Pain Strategy 

June 5, 2017 - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

June 6, 2017 - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Anxiety: Practical Intervention Strategies

June 8, 2017 - Achieve Learning Centre - Assertive Communication: Practical Strategies

June 20, 2017 - Achieve Learning Centre - Dealing with Difficult People  

June 22, 2017 - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Suicide Awareness and Intervention

2. Nursing Practice Education: Sponsored Activities

  • Learning event such as courses, in-services, workshops, conferences/AGM, and semnars sponsored or accredited by a professional organization or association acceptable to council, which may or may not lead to an official certification.

SALPN Events

 SALPN 2017 Educational Conference & Annual General Meeting
 Delta Regina Hotel
April 25th & 26th, 2017
1919 Saskatchewan Dr, Regina SK  S4P 4H2
(16 CE Hours)

SALPN Endorsed Conferences & Workshops (CE hours are based on time of completion)

May 15, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Nursing Links - Infectious Diseases Update

May 16, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Achieve Learning Centre - Difficult Conversations

May 17, 2017 - Saskatoon, Sk - Achieve Learning Centre - Diversity and Culture: Strategies for Working with Differences

May 18, 2017 - Regina, SK - Achieve Learning Centre - Difficult Conversations

May 26 & 27, 2017 - Regina, SK - University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine - Bridging the Cancer Continuum Oncology Conference

May 30 & 31, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Achieve Learning Centre - Mediation: Facilitating Conflict Resolution

May 30 & 31, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Mediation: Facilitating Conflict Resolution

June 1 & 2, 2017 - Regina, SK - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Mindfulness Counselling Strategies: Activating Compassion and Regulation 

June 6 & 7, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Bridges Health - Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

June 8, 2017- Saskatoon, SK - Achieve Learning Centre - Leadership: Insights for Thinking Differently

June 8 & 9, 2017 - Regina, SK - University of Saskatchewan, CEDN - TB Symposium

June 13, 2017 - Regina, SK  - Achieve Learning Centre - Leadership: Insights for Thinking Differently

June 13, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Nursing Links - Anxiety & Depression

June 13, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding and Supporting

June 14, 2017 - Saskatoon, Sk - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Depression: Practical Intervention Strategies 

June 14, 2017 - Regina, SK - Acheive Learning Centre - Dealing with Difficult People 

June 15, 2017 - Regina, SK - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding and Supporting

June 15, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Achieve Learning Centre - Dealing with Difficult People 

June 19, 2017 - Regina, SK - Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Nursing

June 26 & 27, 2017 - Regina, SK - Bridges Health - Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

July 11 & 12, 2017 - Prince Albert, SK - Bridges Health - Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

July 17 & 18, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute - Working with Families: Strategies for Engaging and Helping 

July 25 & 26, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Bridges Health - Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

September 6-9, 2017 - Banff, AB - Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care Conference 2017

September 26, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Nursing Links - Liver Logic

August 29 & 30, 2017 - Regina, SK - Bridges Health - Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

October 4-6, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - University of Saskatchewan, CEDN - Custody & Caring Biennial International Conference

October 24, 2017 - Regina, SK - Nursing Links - Pharmacology Update

November 20, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - Nursing LInks - Physicial Assessment Pearls

 3. Nursing Practice Education: Unsponsored Activities

Unsponsored education events, group-based activities such as lunch and learn sessions, employer lead education days, unofficial certifications that are acceptable to the SALPN. If you have a question about an unsponsored activity, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (CE hours are based on course length).

 4. Professional Nursing Participation

SALPN Council (CE Hours based on meeting length)

LPNs can collect CEP points by serving on the SALPN Council. The Council is composed of LPNs from around the province whose mandate is to govern the workings of the SALPN. The SALPN will notify the membership when there is a vacant Council seat and the steps required to apply.

SALPN Committees (CE Hours based on meeting length)

LPNs can collect CEP points by serving on a SALPN committee. Committees are working groups comprised of LPNs who assist in the SALPN Council and Staff in the various capacities. The SALPN will notify the membership when there is a vacant committee seat and the steps required to apply.

5. Preceptorship

LPNs are encouraged to apply as a preceptor with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Preceptors assist student LPNs while working through their educational requirements for licensure. For more information or to register as a preceptor please contact Saskatchewan Polytechnic at one of their three locations. (8 CE Hours per week of preceptorship)

Prince Albert Campus:

Karen Ullyott- Program Head

1100 15th Street East Prince Albert, SK  S6V 7S4

Phone:  306-765 1716

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Saskatoon Campus:

Jean Busby- Program Head

107 4th Ave S Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5

Phone: 306-659-3765

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Regina Campus:

Sherri Rudolph - Program Head

4500 Wascana Parkway

Regina, SK S4P 3A3

Phone: (306)775-7565

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6. Professional Growth Plan

A Professional Growth Plan (PGP) identifies activities and strategies that will provide you with the opportunity to evaluate your knowledge, skills and performance. A professional self assessment will assist in providing relevant feedback to help facilitate your ability to evaluate your overall competency and performance as they relate to the LPN Standards of Practice. The use of self-assessment enables practitioners to identify previously unperceived or future needs to guide ongoing professional growth. Completion of the PGP is worth 8 claimable hours for LPNs whom practice for 7 or more months. LPNs who hold a practicing license for less than 7 months are not eligible to complete the Professional Growth Plan.

Forms:

Professional Growth Plan Template

Initial Self-Assessment Template

Initial Manager/Peer Assessment Template

Concluding Self-Assessment Template

Concluding Initial Manager/Peer Assessment Template