Registration for NPs
Emergency Temporary Registration
Visit the Registration Information page for information on emergency temporary registration for former nurses or nurse practitioners, and nurses registered in other provinces who wish to assist with the pandemic response.
May 6, 2020 CNPE Administration Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 24, 2020, NANB received a notice from Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS) that the administration of the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE) writing scheduled for May 6, 2020 has been affected by COVID-19.
The Canadian RN regulators are working together with YAS to determine options and possible next steps.
Information about next steps will be posted here as the information becomes available.
A nurse practitioner (NP) must be registered with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick in order to practice. Primary health care NP’s are eligible for registration.
The Nurses Act stipulates that the nurse practitioner must have reasonable access to a physician for the purpose of consultation with respect to any client and be able to refer or transfer any client to the care of a physician.
The nurse practitioner must provide to the NANB Registrar, annually, the employee’s name and a statement from the employer verifying that the nurse practitioner, in the course of employment, has reasonable access to a physician for the purpose of consultation and referral or transfer of any client to a physician for care. The nurse practitioner must notify NANB if employment circumstances change and complete a Nurse Practitioner Consultation and Referral Statement.
Nurse Practitioner Employment Contact Information
NANB regularly receives requests for NP employment contact information. These requests come from NPs and other health care disciplines such as pharmacists, physicians and diagnostic services when client information needs to be communicated.
If you are currently employed / working as a Nurse Practitioner, please enter your employment contact information by logging in to “My Profile”.
It is your responsibility to keep this information updated.
NANB Registration Renewal
Online Registration Renewal opens on October 1 and closes November 30 each year.
Registration must be renewed annually for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Practitioners. Your registration certificate will expire on November 30th each year. Practising nursing without a valid registration is illegal and constitutes an infringement of the Nurses Act.
Reinstatement of Registration
In order to practise as a registered nurse practitioner (NP) in New Brunswick, you must be registered with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB). It is illegal to practise as a registered nurse practitioner without a valid NANB registration.
To qualify for registration, you must meet one of the following requirements within the last two years:
- Practised at least 600 hours as an NP in an approved nurse practitioner practice;
- Graduated from a nurse practitioner education program; or
- Completed an approved nurse practitioner refresher program.
Please note: if your name has changed since you were last registered in New Brunswick a copy of your marriage certificate is required.
Returning to work within New Brunswick after a leave of absence
NANB requires the following:
- A completed Application for Reinstatement of Registration form
- Payment of all applicable fees.
Returning to work in New Brunswick from outside of the province
If you were previously registered in New Brunswick and would like to reinstate your registration, the NANB requires the following:
- Application for Reinstatement of Registration
- Verification of Current Registration
- Confirmation of hours
- Payment of all applicable fees.
The Reinstatement of Registration package includes the required forms listed above. Please download and complete as instructed.
- Standards for the Practice of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners (December 2018)
- Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners (October 2016)
- Nurse Practitioner Consultation and Referral Statement
For more information, please contact Registration Services