NANB offers members many ways to become involved with the work of the Association.
NANB members are invited to write to the President, Executive Director, and/or contribute their research and ideas to the Association’s journal, Info Nursing.
Through NANB and its chapters, nurses have been making their voices heard at all levels on issues such as health care reform, future nursing education and quality of work life. Nurses have successfully brought about changes in these and other important areas. You too could play a key role in these changing times, as an elected NANB Director.
Running for office allows you to influence health care policies, broaden your horizons, network with other leaders, expand your leadership skills, and make things happen in the nursing profession. See the Board of Directors structure.
Become a Candidate
Becoming a candidate is easier than you think! Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- You must be nominated for a specific position.
- You can be nominated by your chapter or by two individual members of NANB.
- Download the nomination forms or watch for them in the Fall edition of Info Nursing. You must check with your employer at the time of your nomination to ensure permission is granted for the necessary absences during scheduled meetings.
Board members participate in Board meetings held three times a year (February, June and October). Board meetings are usually two days in length. Other committee meetings are held periodically throughout the year and are usually one to two days in length.
All elected Directors serve a two-year term of office. No one may hold the same office for more than four consecutive years. With the exception of the President-Elect, there is no automatic progression from one office to another.
NANB will cover your travel and accommodation expenses, with a daily meal allowance provided. In addition, salary replacement is available to your employer if you must be replaced while on NANB business.
The Nurses Act mandates the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) to maintain a number of standing committees. They are:
- the Complaints Committee;
- the Discipline / Review Committee; and
- the Nursing Education Advisory Committee.
These committees allow members to be a part of a process that ensures the public is protected and that New Brunswickers receive safe, competent and ethical nursing care.
Different factors are considered when selecting committee members, such as:
- geographical area
- years of nursing experience
- area of nursing experience
- the committee’s specific terms of reference
Members of the public serve as public directors on the Board of Directors and as public members on the Complaints Committee and the Discipline / Review Committee, on a voluntary basis. Public members are individuals who are not now, and have never been registered nurses.
Public members should have:
- An interest in the health and welfare of the public
- Previous committee or board experience
- Time to devote to the role and have some knowledge about the nursing profession
If you are interested in becoming involved in one of the standing committees as a nurse member or as a volunteer public member, please contact NANB.
Support Nursing Education
If you are interested in making a financial contribution to nursing education, but are unsure of how to contribute, you might think of donating to one of the educational awards established by the Association. Private donors may contribute to any of these awards. For more information on the awards and how to contribute, please contact UNB, UdeM student services, or the Canadian Nurses Foundation.