Committees

Have you ever considered volunteering on one of NANB’s Committees? 

Why volunteer?

  • Networking opportunities with peers;
  • Protect self-regulation of nurses in the interest of the public;
  • Advocate for the nursing profession;
  • Develop leadership skills.

Qualifications:

  • Registered nurse or nurse practitioner in good standing;
  • Knowledge of scope of practice of nursing, practice standards, and entry-level competencies;
  • Must have at least 5 years of nursing experience;
  • Ability to participate in meetings in Fredericton and/or by teleconference.

Role of Public Members:

As a regulatory body mandated to protect the public, NANB also needs public members to sit on all of our standing committees to ensure that the public is fairly represented.

Public members are individuals who are not now and have never been registered nurses. Public members should have an interest in the New Brunswick healthcare system, previous committee or board experience, time to devote to the role and knowledge of the nursing profession.

If you know of any members of the public who may be interested to join one of our committees, please advise them to get in touch with us!

Selection Process:

Applications in response to this call for committee members are reviewed by NANB staff who then make recommendations to the Board for appointments using the following criteria:

  • Geographic area;
  • Language;
  • Years of nursing experience;
  • Area of nursing practice;
  • Overall composition of each committee.

If you are interested in making a difference in the nursing profession, please contact nanb@nanb.nb.ca for more information. Only members selected for appointment will be contacted. New committee members  begin serving their first 2-year term on June 1 of the year they were appointed and may be up for re-appointment for a second term.

This Committee is the first step in the Professional Conduct Review process. Upon receipt of an official complaint, the Committee will consider written documentation and have a hearing via teleconference to determine if the complaint should be referred for a hearing before the Discipline or Review Committee. If the complaint is being referred to a hearing, the Complaints Committee also has the ability to suspend the member’s registration in the interim if they find that the nurse’s practice is a risk to public safety. The Committee can also dismiss a complaint if they find that there is insufficient evidence to support the allegations against the nurse member.

Current vacancies: one (1) nurse member and two (2) public members.

This Committee is the second step in the Professional Conduct Review process. Upon referral of a complaint from the Complaints Committee, the Discipline/Review Committee holds a hearing at NANB’s offices in Fredericton. After considering live testimony and supporting documentary evidence, the Committee must decide if the complaint has been established and if so, must make an order on what conditions, if any, should be imposed on the member’s registration in order for them to be able to practice safe, competent and ethical care in the interest of the public. The Review Committee hears only matters involving a nurse who is suffering from ailments or conditions impacting his/her ability to practice nursing and the Discipline Committee will hear all other matters relating to the conduct and competence of a nurse.

Current vacancies: four (4) nurse members, two (2) public members.

Professional Conduct Review Process

NANB is searching for committee members for the Nursing Education Advisory Committee (NEAC).  The Committee advises the NANB Board of Directors on the approval of schools of nursing in New Brunswick. The number of meetings fluctuates based on the approval schedule, in general 2-4 meetings/ year, each meeting lasting approximately one hour. Meetings are held in person and/or by teleconference.

NEAC has five committee vacancies in the following areas:

  • A Nurse Educator in a Nurse Practitioner Program
  • A Nurse Manager or Nurse Employer (hospital or long-term care setting)
  • Nurse (hospital or long-term care setting)*
  • Other Health Regulator representative*
  • Public representative*

* individuals with experience in educational programs, curriculum development and/or program approval/accreditation would be an asset;

For additional information, please visit the NANB approval process section of the website.

If you are currently employed as a nurse practitioner (NP) in New Brunswick and have at least five years of experience as an NP, please consider serving on the Nurse Practitioner Therapeutics Committee (NPTC).

The NPTC is an advisory committee of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) and reports to the Board of Directors. The mandate of the committee is to develop and review Schedules “A”, “B”, and “C” in the NANB NP Schedules for Ordering, identifying

  • the forms of energy;
  • the laboratory and other test; and
  • the drugs that a nurse practitioner may prescribe.

The committee is composed of six members with equal representation from nursing, medicine and pharmacy. One NANB staff acts as the committee resource but is a non-voting member. Committee members serve a two-year term and can be reappointed for subsequent terms. The NPTC meets once annually and more often if required, meetings generally last two hours.