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Who We Are

We exist to protect and serve the public interest.

We do this by setting standards for education, registration and practice, supporting registered nurses and nurse practitioners in meeting the standards and intervening when the standards are not met. NANB is a regulatory college mandated by the Nurses Act.

Vision, Mandate, Values & Public Protection

Vision

Leadership and innovation in nursing regulation in New Brunswick

Mandate

Regulation for safe, competent, and ethical nursing care.

Values

Integrity/ Competence/ Accountability/ Innovation

Under the Nurses Act, NANB is legally responsible to protect the public by regulating members of the nursing profession in New Brunswick. Regulation makes this profession, and nurses as individuals, accountable to the public for the delivery of safe, competent and ethical nursing care.

Public Protection

NANB has adopted a three-pronged approach to self-regulation:
By placing most of our emphasis on promotion and prevention, the need for discipline interventions is kept to a minimum. While incidents of misconduct or incompetence are rare, given the number of nurses providing service to the public, they do occur. It is important that the Association is prepared to respond appropriately.

  • promoting good practice,
  • preventing undesirable practice, and
  • intervening with unacceptable practice when necessary.

New Brunswick nurses are accountable for meeting professional standards defined by the Nurses Association. NANB produces a variety of publications that explain professional standards and practice expectations.

Nursing Organizations

  • NANB | AIINB

    Public

    Responsible for the assurance of safe, competent and ethical nursing services to the public

    • Offer information and guidance to support nurses to practice according to their standards of practice, Code of Ethics, and relevant legislation
    • Promote safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice, support prevention of undesirable nursing practice, and intervene when necessary
    • Maintain the standard for nursing practice and nursing education
  • NBNU | SIINB

    Members

    Enhance the work-life, as well as, the social, economic and personal well-being of nurses.

    • Negotiate the best collective agreements achievable between nurses and the employer, as well as enforcing the agreement
    • Achieve appropriate working conditions and promote high professional standards of practice so that nurses can provide the best attainable patient care
    • Advocating on behalf of NBNU members through political advocacy and campaigns for increased patient safety and fair and equitable working conditions in all healthcare settings
  • Both NANB & NBNU

    Professional Excellence

    Promotes and supports excellence in all areas of nursing practice

    • Promote and support continuing education
    • Inform nursing accountability and responsibility

Affinity Partners

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Partnership

NANB members can enjoy preferred rates on car, home, condo and tenant insurance through the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Program.

As a trusted partner, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Program is dedicated to helping NANB members get access to preferred insurance rates. These preferred rates are available on car, home, condo and tenant coverage. TD Insurance is the leading direct response insurance group in Canada†, offering quality insurance products for over 65 years. From getting a quote to filing a claim, their knowledgeable advisors will help you find options that are right for you.

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  • Insuring more than one vehicle, or including a motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile
  • Owning a hybrid or electric vehicle recognized by the Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Having a connected burglar or fire alarm
  • Living in a newly built home
  • Your home is free of a mortgage or secured line of credit

Feel confident your coverage fits your needs.

Get a TD Insurance Meloche Monnex quote now by visiting www.tdinsurance.com/nanb or calling 1-866-293-9730.

†Ranks based on data available from OSFI, Insurers, Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Provincial Regulators, as at December 31, 2017.

Board of Directors

Purpose

The Board of Directors of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) is the governing body for the organization. Board directors are collectively responsible for strategic direction, risk management, and monitoring of NANB operations to ensure that work is achieved to meet strategic objectives.

Structure

The twelve member Board of Directors is comprised of a President, President-Elect, seven Region Directors and three Public Directors.

The President-Elect is elected for a two year term which is followed by a two year term as President. Region Directors are elected for three year terms by members living within their respective geographic regions and by members who work in the region but do not reside in New Brunswick. The three Public Directors are appointed by the Minister of Health and by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for three year terms.

NANB Board of Directors’ Meetings

September 27, 2022

Observers are welcome at all Board of Directors’ meetings. Please contact executiveoffice@nanb.nb.ca.

Directory

Below is a list of the Board of Directors detailing their position and the year they were elected. If you would like to contact a board member, or have questions regarding the Board of Directors, please contact NANB.

Effective June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

Position Name Year Elected
President Julie Weir, RN 2021
President-Elect Nathan Wickett, RN 2021
Director Region 1 Julie Boudreau, RN 2020 (3 year term)
Director Region 2 Kathy Helpert, RN 2022 (3 year term)
Director Region 3 Holli LeBlanc, NP 2021 (2 year term)
Director Region 4 Vacant Vacant
Director Region 5 Sylvie Bernard, RN 2021 (3 year term)
Director Region 6 Stéphanie Roy, RN 2022 (3 year term)
Director Region 7 Debbie Walls, RN 2021 (3 year term)
Public Director Vacant (appointed by the Minister of Health) Vacant
Public Director Anne Caverhill (appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council) 2021 (3 year term)
Public Director Claude Savoie (appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council) 2021 (3 year term)

 

Awards

Nominate a colleague, friend or health care advocate who strives to improve health care delivery and promote health awareness every day. The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) proudly acknowledges the contributions made by current and former members of the profession.

Procedure for Selection of Awards and Frequency

  • An awards selection committee will be created from the NANB Board of Directors and will consist of the three volunteer members. The committee will review all submissions, determine the award recipients, and then make recommendations to the NANB Board of Directors, for endorsement.
  • The deadline for submission of nominations is the last working day in February of the odd year.
  • All nominated RNs will receive a letter from NANB stating whether they have been selected to receive an award.
  • Awards will be presented at each biennial meeting of the NANB in odd numbered years.

Completed nomination packages and or any inquiries can be directed to awickett@nanb.nb.ca

  • Life Membership

    Purpose

    The purpose of Life Membership is to recognize RNs or NPs who have provided outstanding services to the nursing profession, either by serving in elected office or by participating in committee work at the national and/or provincial level.

    Eligibility

    • Nominees must be a member or former member, in good standing of the NANB.
    • Nominees must have made a substantial contribution to nursing in New Brunswick.
    • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

    Guidelines for submission of nominations for Life Membership

    A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

    1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
    2. completed form answering the criteria outlined;
    3. copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Honorary Membership

    Purpose

    Honorary Memberships recognize distinguished services or valuable assistance to the nursing profession by a member of the public.  Nominees may be persons who have played a leadership role within an allied health care group or a member of the public who has performed meritorious services on behalf of RNs and nursing.

    Eligibility

    • Nominees may NOT be members of the NANB.
    • Nominees must have played a leadership role on behalf of the profession of nursing.
    • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.
    • The nomination must be submitted to the NANB board of directors for a vote to accept or reject the nomination.

    Guidelines for submission of nominations for Honorary Membership

    A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

    a) a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
    b) completed form answering the criteria outlined.

  • Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

    Purpose

    NANB believes that the clinical practice role is fundamental to nursing and that all other roles within the profession exist to maintain and support nursing practice.

    The purpose of the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award is to honour an RN or NP in clinical practice, who is providing direct care to clients in any nursing setting and who has made a significant contribution to the profession of nursing. The intent of this award is to foster excellence in clinical practice and to recognize nursing colleagues.

    Eligibility

    • Nominees must be active members of NANB, in good standing.
    • Nominees must be practising in clinical positions, in which they provide direct care to clients.
    • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

    Guidelines for submission of nominations for Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

    A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

    1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
    2.  completed form answering the criteria outlined.

    Interview

    The Awards Selection Committee may interview the candidate (teleconference) to seek clarification of information received or to acquire additional information.

  • Awards of Merit

    Purpose

    The Awards of Merit recognize nurses from each of the four key areas of nursing who have made a unique contribution to the nursing profession and who demonstrate excellence in nursing practice.

    Eligibility

    • Nominees must be active members of NANB, in good standing.
    • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

    Guidelines for submission of nominations for an Award of Merit:

    A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

    1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
    2. completion of the form answering the criteria outlined below.

    Award of Merit: Nursing Practice

    Award of Merit: Administration

    Award of Merit: Education

    Award of Merit: Research

  • Entry-Level Nurse Achievement Award

    Purpose

    NANB believes in recognizing entry-level nurses for their early contribution in the nursing profession. The Entry-Level Nurse Achievement Award recognize nurses who have been practising as an RN or NP for less than two years and who demonstrate excellence in nursing practice, including nursing leadership.

    Eligibility

    • Nominees must be active members of NANB, in good standing and have entered the nursing profession by graduating from their nursing education program not more than two years prior to being nominated.
    • Nominees must be practising in clinical positions, in which they provide direct care to clients.
    • Nominees have exceeded the expectations of their employers or nurse colleagues, indicating possibilities as an exceptional member of the nursing profession.
    • Nominees must be nominated by two RNs or NPs; or one RN or NP and another regulated health care professional who works directly with the nominee (i.e. physician or LPN, etc.); or one RN or NP and a member of the public who is not related to the nominee.

    Guidelines for submission of nominations for Entry-Level Nurse Achievement Award

    A completed nomination package must be submitted to the NANB by the designated deadline date. Nomination packages shall include:

    1. a completed nomination form by the nominators and the nominee;
    2.  completion of the form answering the criteria outlined.