Up to $1000 per year is available in post-basic education grants for members of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) with an Active Practice Permit and who reside in Alberta.
- May be approved for Event and Short Term Funding which will enhance the applicants current LPN position or improve the applicants chances of a new LPN position (ex. Foot Care, Gerontology, Immunization, IM/ID Injections, Infusion Therapy, Leadership, Mental Health, Orthopedics, Palliative Care, Research, etc.).
- May be approved for Long Term Funding that supports LPNs remaining in the profession (ex. Degree in Human Service Administration, etc.).
- May apply for funding once per Application Deadline.
- May receive maximum grant funds of up to $1000 per calendar year.
Understanding the Grant Process
For complete understanding of the grant process from eligibility to application to payment, please read the following in order:
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta received a $3.3 million dollar grant in 2006 from Alberta Health and Wellness to support continuing education needs of LPNs. In a one time endowment, the Alberta Government established parameters for spending that ensure an ongoing fund to support LPN continuing education into the future.
The Grant Guidelines, which focus on quality educational experiences intended to enhance the role of the LPN, were approved by the CLPNA Council and is administered by the Selections Committee of the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs.