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 October 13, 2020, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Shelley Dunlap, registration number 022314, pending the outcome of a hearing before the Discipline Committee.

October 13, 2020

Registration Suspended

On October 9, 2020, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Brenda Connell, registration number 020080, pending the outcome of a hearing before the Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee.

October 9, 2020

Reprimand Issued and Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated September 8, 2020, the NANB Discipline Committee found that Jennifer Martin, registration number 025239 (the “Member”), lacked professional judgment, critical thinking, decision making and documentation and communication skills to safely practice nursing.  The Member misread an insulin order transcribed on a Medication Administration Record, did not check the actual order to confirm the dose, and administered ten times the ordered dose to a patient.  The Member also failed to have the medication administration co-signed by another Registered Nurse as required by policy, and failed to exercise critical thinking by not questioning if the mistaken dose was correct.  The Member then failed to document the administration of the insulin overdose and the resulting interventions, and did not complete an incident report. 

The Discipline Committee reprimanded the Member for not adhering to the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards for Documentation, the NANB Standards for Medication Administration and the Horizon Health Network Policy & Procedure on Medication Administration, Storage and Handling.  The Member had previously resigned her registration with NANB so the Committee was unable to suspend her registration.  The Committee ordered certain preconditions that the Member must satisfy before she may apply for a conditional registration.

September 8, 2020

Suspension Lifted, Reprimand Issued and Conditions Imposed

In a decision dated August 21, 2020, the NANB Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee reprimanded Emily Jones, registration number 026149 (the “Member”), for not adhering to the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, the NANB Standards for Documentation, and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics.  The Fitness to Practice (Review) Committee found that the Member is fit to practice nursing, and ordered that the suspension imposed on her registration by the Complaints Committee on July 25, 2019 be lifted and conditions be imposed on the Member’s registration. 

August 21, 2020

Registration Suspended

On July 14, 2020, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of Josianne Comeau, registration number 026130, pending the outcome of a hearing before the Discipline Committee.

July 14, 2020