Discipline Decisions

Complaints & Discipline
Recent Decisions

The decision of the Discipline or Review Committee is provided promptly to the nurse, the complainant, the nurse’s employer(s), and the Association must give public notice of all suspensions and revocations.

Listed are notices of suspensions and revocations arising from Discipline or Review Committee decisions in the previous 12 months. To verify the registration status of any member, please contact the registrar.

NANB Statement Regarding the Registration Status of Donna Collins

Over the past several months, NANB has received several inquiries regarding the registration status of Donna Collins. Donna Collins was actively registered with NANB as a Registered Nurse from 2000–2012 and as a Nurse Practitioner from 2012–2013. Her registration with NANB expired on December 31, 2013, after which she was no longer authorized to practice nursing or use the titles Registered Nurse (RN) or Nurse Practitioner (NP).  

Following a disciplinary hearing on November 22, 2017, Ms. Collins was reprimanded by the Discipline Committee and issued a fine for improper use of actual and fictitious nursing designations such as RN, NP, “RN+” and “DNP”, while not being a registered member of NANB.  Donna Collins has not been registered with NANB since December 31, 2013. She is not authorized to practice nursing in New Brunswick, to hold herself out as a person authorized to practice nursing, or to use such designations.

Discipline Committee Decision Summary

February 24, 2020

Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated August 14, 2019, the NANB Discipline Committee found that Chandra Dawn Hume (former name Crouse), registration number 020792, demonstrated incompetence, professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a member of the Association, a lack of judgment, a failure to adhere to the Code of Ethics, and a disregard for the welfare and safety of patients. The Committee reprimanded the Member for not adhering to the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, the Standards for the Practice of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners, the Standards for the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, the Standards for Documentation, the Practice Standard: Medication Administration and the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.

The Discipline Committee ordered that the Member be eligible for a non-practicing membership for the sole purpose of undertaking a specified list of courses. Upon successful completion of the courses, the Member will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration. The Committee further ordered the Member to pay costs to NANB in the amount of $1,000 within 24 months of returning to the active practice of nursing.

August 14, 2019

Registration Suspended

On June 25, 2019, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of registrant number 026149 pending the outcome of a hearing before the Review Committee.

June 25, 2019

Registration Suspended

On June 21, 2019, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of registrant number 017629 pending the outcome of a hearing before the Review Committee.

June 21, 2019

Conditions Lifted

The conditions imposed on the registration of registrant number 018163 have been fulfilled and are hereby lifted effective June 14, 2019.

June 14, 2019