Discipline Decisions

Complaints & Discipline

The decisions of the Complaints, Discipline or Fitness to Practice (Review) Committees are provided promptly to the nurse, the complainant, and the nurse’s employer(s). The Association must give public notice of all suspensions, revocations, and impositions of restrictions, conditions or limitations on a nurse’s registration.

Listed below are notices of suspensions and revocations, as well as notices of restrictions, conditions or limitations that have been imposed on nurses’ registrations as a result of Discipline Committee or Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee decisions. To verify the registration status of any member, please contact the Registrar.

Registration Verification

Registration Suspended

On November 5, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Cherisee DaCosta, registration number 030890, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Discipline Committee

November 5, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated November 4, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Monica Lee Gibbons, registration number 029603.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Gibbons demonstrated professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a professional and dishonesty by stealing narcotics from her place of employment for her personal use, and falsifying records to make it appear that she had administered narcotics to patients who did not receive them or to make it appear that narcotics were discarded when she stole them.  Ms. Gibbons admitted, and the Committee found, that she failed to adhere to required narcotic control procedures, the NANB Standards for Documentation, the NANB Standards for Medication Administration (as they were then called) and the NANB Standards for the Nurse-Client Relationship

The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Gibbons’ registration imposed by the Complaints Committee on May 1, 2018, be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Gibbons will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration. 

November 4, 2021

Suspension Continued

In a decision dated October 18, 2021, the NANB Discipline Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Josianne Comeau, registration number 026130.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Comeau demonstrated a lack of professional judgment and conduct unbecoming a professional, and her conduct did not meet the standards of practice with respect to patient safety and safe practice, medication administration, infection prevention, work planning and organization, documentation and autonomy.  Ms. Comeau admitted, and the Committee found that she did not provide competent nursing care, and she failed to adhere to the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.

The Committee ordered that the suspension of Ms. Comeau’s registration imposed by the Complaints Committee on July 14, 2020, be continued until specific conditions are met.  When those conditions are met, Ms. Comeau will be eligible to apply for a conditional registration. 

October 18, 2021

Registration Revoked

In a decision dated September 20, 2021, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee accepted the Alternate Complaint Resolution Proposal (“ACRP”) submitted by Jennifer Jean Ryan, registration number 024993.  As a result of the admissions made in the ACRP, the Committee found that Ms. Ryan failed to meet the standards of practice expected of a nurse by leaving her assigned unit for over an hour, failing to perform blood glucose checks on patients before meal time, using the hospital’s blood glucometer to check her own blood sugar, failing to complete assigned patient care, failing to complete any documentation during a shift, failing to take responsibility for her actions, and demonstrating that she was unfit to practice nursing. 

The Committee ordered that Ms. Ryan’s registration be revoked, and that she shall not be eligible to apply for reinstatement with a conditional registration unless and until she submits satisfactory evidence of her fitness to practice nursing. 

September 20, 2021

Registration Suspended

On August 25, 2021, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Norma Smith, registration number 016067, pending the outcome of proceedings before the Fitness to Practice (Review Committee). 

August 25, 2021