Standards and Documents


NANB practice standards set out the requirements for nurses’ practice. They link with other guidelines, policies and bylaws of NANB and all legislation relevant to nursing practice.

NANB is responsible for setting standards for its members. These include:

If you need assistance in applying these standards to your nursing practice, contact NANB Practice Support by email at or call (506)458-8731, Toll-free 1-800-442-4417.

NANB also sets standards and conditions related to the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. Please visit our NP Section for additional information.


NANB provides practice documents and other resources that promote safe, competent and ethical nursing care.Visit our Resource Library section for a complete listing available for downloading.