The Virtual Flame
May 2022
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National Nursing Week
Random Winners Announced

AGM Highlights
Resolution Passed

2022 CCP Learning Module
Standards for
Medication Management

NANB Important Resources
NNW Winners
This year during National Nursing week, NANB recognized our NB nurses by randomly awarding 22 nurse members with free registration for 2023 and 1 randomly selected nurse to win a free Self-Care/Mindfulness NB Getaway.

Members have been selected and have been communicated with. We are thrilled to announce the following winners:

NB Weekend getaway: Renée L.

22 Free Registrations:
Sylvie L.
Hiromi P.
Kay G.
Claire W.
Ashley T.
Mary G.
Andrea T.
Monique T.
Candide S.
Nadine P.
Jean-René P.
Mary-Louise K.
Mitchell F.
Rebecca G.
Johanne L.
Aurore B.
Winter B.
Carole W.
Suzanne A.
Vaunda Y.
Brittany L.
Destiny T.
AGM Highlights
NANB hosted a Virtual Annual General Meeting using Zoom on May 18, 2022. The business meeting highlighted the 2021 Annual Report and the Auditor's Report. Presentations on NB Nursing Strategies were given by Horizon, Vitalité and NBANH. The Assembly was also joined by guest presenters from UNB.

Resolution 1- Introduction of a new Nurses Act and a new professional nurses association was approved by the Assembly through an online vote, following the meeting.

Six nursing students from UNB and UdeM were recognized at the meeting for receiving the NANB's President Award. Congratulations to:
UNB SJ- Micah Leanne Jeffries
UNB Fredericton- Mikayla Benner
UNB Moncton- Ryleigh Bartlett
UdeM Moncton- Julie-Pier Comeau
UdeM Edmundston-Kayleigh Lavoie
UdeM Shippagan- Krystel Arseneau .
CCP Learning Module

Have you completed this years learning module?

Completion of a learning module is a mandatory step in your annual CCP and must be completed to renew your license to practice in 2023. This years’ Learning module is Standards for Medication Management. The learning module has three components:

  1. Review The Standards for Medication Management;
  2. watch the webinar; and
  3. complete the quiz.

Completion of the learning module should take about 40 minutes. Visit NANB's website for more information.
NANB Important Resources
Practice Guideline: Beyond Entry-Level Competencies
The complexity of the health care environment requires nurses to work to their full scope of practice. This can include competencies beyond what is gained through entry-level nursing programs. These competencies are “beyond entry-level competencies” (BELCs) and are not currently part of the nurse’s work expectations. They are introduced into nursing practice in a specific practice setting. NANB has a decision-making framework that helps nurses and employers determine if a proposed intervention is consistent with the professional scope of practice. The framework should be used when evaluating requests to introduce a new BELC into your nursing practice. You can find the framework and additional information in our Practice Guideline: Beyond Entry-Level Competencies.

Fact Sheet: Student Nurses
With the summer fast approaching, student nurses may be seeking employment in various healthcare settings. These student nurses are considered unregulated care providers, and their employer is responsible for defining their job description. NANB’s Fact Sheet: Student Nurses and Student Nurse Employees explains the difference between the two, and provides useful tools for RNs and NPs working alongside them.

Practice Guideline: A Collaborative Approach to Assigning, Delegating and Teaching in Health Care
NANB has questions from time to time from nurses in regard to assigning, delegating and teaching when working with other nursing care providers. This guideline was created in collaboration with the Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses. It is intended to provide guidance, instruction, and direction about assigning, delegating and teaching tasks to meet client’s needs by the correct nursing care provider.

Supporting Graduate Nurses and Graduate Nurse Practitioners
New graduate nurses (GNs) and nurse practitioners (GNPs) are entering our highly stressed health system that is facing unprecedented challenges. Practicing registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are accountable to support colleagues by sharing nursing knowledge and expertise, and by acting as role models, preceptors and/or mentors. Linked below are resources that can assist the practicing RN and NP to support transition to practice.
Now Recruiting
NCLEX Item Development Opportunities

NCSBN is currently recruiting qualified nurses to serve on upcoming item development panels for NCLEX and Next Generation NCLEX (NGN).
Volunteers who participate on these panels are an integral part of the exam development process and we need your help.

Qualification requirements are outlined in the NCLEX Item Development brochure.
NB Colon Cancer Screening Program

The New Brunswick Cancer Network (NBCN) is pleased to share the NB Colon Cancer Screening Program-Clinical Practice Guidelines which has been updated in March 2022. These evidence-based guidelines, in addition to sound clinical decision making, are intended to assist health care providers in optimizing colon cancer screening in New Brunswick. 

For more information please visit or call 1-844-777-3443.

Nurse Practitioner Regulation Project 

Survey Research
Survey is open until June 30th

Upcoming Events
CNPS Webinar
June 1, 2022

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
June 1, 2022
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Contact us:
Phone : (506) 458-8731
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Fax: (506) 459-2838
NANB Hours:
Monday–Friday, 08:30–16:30

NANB will be closed:
July 1- Canada Day

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