Former nurses and nurse practitioners wishing to assist with the pandemic response

NANB has been receiving inquiries from former nurses who are offering to assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NANB is working with the Government of New Brunswick to ensure an adequate supply of nurses to assist in this effort. 

Temporary Emergency Registration

Former nurses and nurse practitioners (e.g. non-practising members, or former members who have resigned or retired within the past 5 years) who did not have any conditions on their license at the time of their last registration, may qualify.

Former nurses who are temporarily returning to practise to assist with an emergency response may not be required to meet all registration requirements, however NANB will assess applicants to ensure that the applicant has the capacity and competence to practise safely and ethically

What do I do if I want to help?

Actively registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who wish to assist in the pandemic response can email  We will provide your name to government or other organizations that are looking for nursing resources.

Nurses from other provinces, as well as former RNs and NPs can complete the application form for emergency temporary registration and send it to

There is no fee for the temporary emergency registration. 

COVID-19 Impact on Application Processes for New Graduates

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, NANB is aware of and monitoring the impact on nursing education programs and students. 

To ensure the health and welfare of our employees, students, and our community, the NANB offices are closed and staff are working remotely. As a result, email is the most effective means of communication with Registration staff. NANB recognizes that the uncertainty created by this unprecedented global emergency has been stressful for many applicants. We are actively monitoring ongoing developments and their impact on our applicants and graduate nurses. We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes or new information becomes available. 

Online application deadline extended to June 1

The deadline for submitting applications online is being extended to at least June 1.  We will continue to evaluate as the pandemic response continues to unfold.

Electronic copies of identity documents temporarily accepted

To expedite the application process, and for the safety of our applicants and staff, we will be accepting electronic copies of identity documents during the state of emergency and while social distancing recommendations are in effect. This means you will be able to send a scanned copy or photo of your identity documents via email (

What is the impact on the NCLEX?

On March 17, 2020, NANB was advised that Pearson Vue was suspending test delivery at all Canadian and US testing centres.  Although, Pearson Vue has since announced that testing would resume in a limited number of cities, no arrangements are currently in place to resume testing in New Brunswick.  In addition, New Brunswick residents are advised to avoid all non-essential travel and practice social distancing to prevent further spread of COVID-19.    

For these reasons, NANB is not encouraging or requiring applicants to travel to write the NCLEX at this time.   This is a temporary measure while access to testing centres is limited and travel restrictions are in place.  NANB will be extending the eligibility timelines for writing the NCLEX, to ensure applicants are not impacted negatively by the disruption in testing.

How does this affect my ability to practise with a Temporary Registration Permit (TRP)?

NANB is working with the Board to update the rules related to TRPs and Emergency Temporary Registration to ensure that new grads are able to practise even if the current emergency prevents them from writing the exam.   NANB will provide more information on our website and through email communication with our applicants once a rule change has been approved by the Board.  

We wish you the best during this difficult time.  

General Registration Information

Fee Schedule

2020 Schedule Fees
Registration - RN (Dec 1-Nov 30) $559.65
Registration - NP (Dec 1-Nov 30) $687.87
Registration - RN (June 1-Nov 30) $350.55
Registration - NP (June 1-Nov 30) $478.77
Registration - RN (Sept 1-Nov 30) $221.18
Registration - NP (Sept 1-Nov 30) $349.40
Late/Lapsed Registration Add $57.50
Non-Practising $46.00
Non-Practising with CNA Fees $119.20
Late Non-Practising Add $11.50
Out-of-Province Processing Fee $57.50 (non-refundable)
Internationally Educated Applicants Processing Fee $460.00 (non-refundable)

HST is included. Please note, NANB accepts Canadian funds only. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted as payment type if the following information is provided: card name and bank, cardholder name, credit card number and expiry date.

For more information on Registration Fees, please contact Registration Services.

Schools of Nursing Transcripts

UNB and UdeM baccalaureate students can request transcripts from the university they attended. NANB requires all new graduates to have their education institution submit directly to NANB an official transcript of their completed nursing program. This requires that all courses be complete and marks in therefore reflecting a completed nursing program transcript.

Nurses who received a two-year diploma from any of the schools listed below should call (506) 453-2713 or 1-800- 667-5626 for copies of their transcripts. Graduates of the three-year hospital-based schools should contact the specific hospital for copies of their transcripts.

Two-year Diploma Schools:

  • École d’infirmières de Bathurst School of Nursing (Bathurst)
  • École de formation infirmière d’Edmundston (Edmundston)
  • The Miss A.J. MacMaster School of Nursing (Moncton)
  • École d’enseignement infirmier Providence (Moncton)
  • The Saint John School of Nursing (Saint John)


Required Hours of Practice

Year 1125 hours in the last 5 years
2020 2019 – 2018 – 2017 – 2016 - 2015
2021 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016
2022 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017
2023 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018
2024 2023 - 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 

In order to be eligible for registration or registration renewal in New Brunswick, nurses must have practised a minimum of 1125 hours in a recognized field of nursing in the previous five years while registered in the jurisdiction in which the practice took place.

For information on required hours of practice, please contact Registration Services.

Change of Address

To change your address on your registration, please contact Registration Services.

Moving Outside of New Brunswick

If you’re moving to another province in Canada or to another country, verification of your registration status in New Brunswick may be required there. Check with the jurisdiction you’re moving to in order to find out the procedure and documents you will need for registration. A verification form will be prepared by the NANB upon receipt of a fee of $40.25. Information is sent directly to the registering body from the NANB. Please note, NANB accepts Canadian funds only.

To request verification, please contact Registration Services.