Successful completion of this course adds a specialization to your practical nurse license in Alberta. You will learn about the preparation and administration of immunizations. You'll learn how to safely administer immunizing/biological agents.
This course is available anytime online, or self-paced homestudy*. You will have up to four months to complete this course.
*Learning materials fee applies to homestudy option.
Intramuscular & Intradermal Injections certificate or equivalent. Graduates of a practical nurse program in Alberta since 2006 have covered this material in their program. You'll be asked to sign a confirmation form, once you have registered, indicating the place and year of your graduation, or, when/where you studied this material. The Intramuscular & Intradermal Injections course covers the hands-on skills not covered in the Immunization course.
The final exam is written online. You can write this exam from home. A minimum of 80% on the exam is required to pass the course. One re-write, for a fee of $100, is allowed within 14 days of your course end date.
You will receive a Bow Valley College Certificate of Completion once you have successfully completed the course. This course is authorized by CLPNA as meeting the requirements for Specialized Practice.
HOW TO GET CLPNA AUTHORIZATION FOR SPECIALIZATIONS
LPNs are not fully authorized and not covered by LPN insurance for specialized practice until it is approved by CLPNA and added to their practice permit.
LPNs must send a copy of their certificate of completion to CLPNA (scan and email to email@example.com or fax to 780-484-9069).
Once approved, the specialization will be listed on the LPN’s Practice Permit and CLPNA’s Public Registry.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.
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