Registration for NPs
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
2019 Online Registration Renewal opens on October 1, 2018 and closes November 30, 2018 at 4pm.
Registration must be renewed annually for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Practitioners. Your 2018 registration certificate will expire on November 30th. Practising nursing without a valid registration is illegal and constitutes an infringement of the Nurses Act.
How do I renew my registration?
Renew your registration online anytime between October 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018 at 4pm.
Log in to your secured "My Profile" account using your username and password to access the online registration renewal module, or create your account at Create my profile by following the instructions.
Members will be able to print their registration certificate and receipt upon successful completion of online renewal or by accessing the secure “My Profile” member section on the NANB website.
Payroll Deduction and Online Renewal
If you are on payroll deduction, you must renew your registration online between October 1, 2018 and November 15, 2018. If you do not complete your online renewal by November 15, your registration renewal fee will be returned to your employer after December 1.
If you are not on payroll deduction, you have the option to pay your online registration renewal fee by VISA, MasterCard and debit. Debit (Interac) is only available to clients of Scotia Bank, TD, RBC or BMO.
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 (March 2018)
- Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners (October 2016)
- Nurse Practitioner Consultation and Referral Statement
For more information, please contact Registration Services