The Virtual Flame
September 2022
In this e-bulletin:

NANB Launches
New Member Database
FAQs & How-to's

NANB Nursing Forum
September 26, 2022
You are invited, please register!

2022 CCP Mandatory
Learning Module
Standards for Medication Management

Registration Renewal Opens Oct.1

NANB Important Resources
NANB Executive Director Recruitment
Executive Director Retirement Announcement

The Board of Directors for the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) would like to advise partners, stakeholders, and nursing members that recruitment of a new Executive Director is underway. Laurie Janes is serving in this role until February 2023, when she will be leaving to explore new opportunities.

Nurses who are interested and meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Please join us as we express our sincere gratitude to Laurie for her dedication and perseverance in advancing nursing regulation and leadership during her career with NANB.
NANB Nursing Forum
You are invited!
Registration is open for NANB's in-person Nursing Forum that will present trends in nursing regulation and begin discussions of modernizing the Nurses Act on Monday September 26th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Fredericton. Meeting space is limited, so interested members and stakeholders are encouraged to register by email *Lunch will be provided. Please indicate if you have dietary restrictions.

A preliminary Program can be found on NANB's website. Stay tuned for additional details as they become available. We look forward to seeing you.
New Member Database
What changes can I expect?
Nurses will see a new interface when visiting their 'my profile' section of NANB's website. This new database offers advanced data analysis while providing members the ability to manage their personal information; access CCP; reset name just a few.

Visit NANB's website for FAQ's and 'how-to' visual instructions to optimize your experience. For those of you looking to complete your CCP, visit the where to find CCP with step-by-step assistance.
Mandatory 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.
Registration Renewal 2023
Opens October 1st
Your registration must be renewed online between October 1 and November 30, 2022. If you are participating in employer payroll deduction for your registration fees, you must renew online by November 15, 2022. 

To renew online, log in to “My Profile” and access the Complete My Renewal option.
Registrations Automatically Expire if not Renewed by November 30th Deadline
On December 1, 2022, all members whose registration has expired will receive a notice by email. In addition, NANB will be contacting all NB employers to provide a list of members whose registration has expired.
Considering a Non-practising Registration, or Resigning/Retiring your Registration
Considering a non-practising membership for the 2023 practice year because of an extended leave (maternity leave, sick leave, long term disability, etc.)? Read these tips to avoid unauthorized practice. If you decide not to renew your registration but want to keep your record in good standing and avoid paying a late fee should you later decide to reinstate your registration, you should retire or resign your registration.
Hours of Nursing Practice
Please note that when reporting your hours of nursing practice for the 2022 practice year, you must report all nursing hours worked, including hours worked with your secondary employer or in self-employment settings.

For more information visit NANB's website or contact Registration Services.
How Does Your Regulatory Body
Protect the Public?
NB Nurses are self-regulated
NANB is legally responsible to protect the public. This is done by setting and enforcing the standards for safe, competent, and ethical nursing care.
The 12-member Board of Directors is the governing body for NANB, the board is responsible to ensure that NANB regulates in the best interest of the public.
Nurses represent the largest regulated health profession in the province with over 8 500 nurses (RNs and NPs).  More.....
NANB Important Resources
Guidelines for Self-employed Practice
Are you Self-employed? If so, please review the updated Guideline for Self-employed Practice, it provides updated information on your liability protection needs, managing client records, advertising, and more.

Cannabis Toolkit: Resources for Nurses and the Public
Did you know that NANB has a Cannabis Toolkit that provides resources to nurses and the public in regard to identifying a harm reduction approach, health effects and potential risks to consumers. Here is the link to access the Cannabis Toolkit.

Social Media
Did you know that approximately 35% of the complaints alleging abusive or inappropriate communication or behaviour by a nurse are related to inappropriate comments made on social media? Nurses must always remember to exercise professional judgment when posting remarks online or even when using private messaging on social media platforms, especially if they relate to patients, colleagues, the workplace, or the practice of nursing. Linked below are resources that can help nurses understand the importance of maintaining professionalism and making informed decisions when using social media.



Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island


The Public Health Agency of Canada
Release of the Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines
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