General Registration Information
*Please note: Due to the high volume of calls and emails, there may be a delay in responding to inquiries and processing applications. We thank you for your patience and ask that you do not submit a duplicate request.
NANB’s Registration Services process applications for registration and annual renewal.
Only members of NANB are allowed to refer to themselves as registered nurses or nurse practitioners in New Brunswick.
Preauthorized Debit (PAD) option for paying NANB fees
Members have the option to pay annual renewal fees by pre-authorized debit (PAD). The PAD payment option is open to all active practice members who intend to renew their registration the following year.
How does the PAD program work?
When you sign up for the PAD program, NANB will collect your renewal fees in for the upcoming year in 8 monthly payments, from January to August. The fees already collected will be credited to your account when you log in to the NANB website in October/November to complete your annual renewal.
How do I register for the program?
The registration form will be available under My Profile on the NANB website starting in October.
Once you have logged in, click the link to the PAD registration form. You will be required to read the PAD program policy, provide the banking information for the account that you wish to use for the pre-authorized payments, and confirm your authorization for NANB to deduct the monthly payment from your account.
Your completed registration form must be submitted by November 30th, 2023 in order to participate in the PAD program for 2025.
Is there a cost to participate in the PAD program?
There is a $20 Administration Fee required to participate in the PAD program. Your monthly fee will be your annual fee plus the $20 Administration Fee, divided by 8.
Please click and read the NANB PAD Policy for more information.
NANB Member Database
NANB has launched a new member database for RNs and NPs through the ‘My Profile’ section of the website. A one-stop shop for members to access and complete their annual registration renewal, request documents from NANB such as verifications of registration, and complete their Continuing Competence Program.
Please view the guides below for some of NANB’s more frequently asked questions:
To be eligible for initial registration in New Brunswick a candidate must write and pass the NCLEX-RN or OIIQ entrance exam within 3 years of completing their nursing program. Candidates who have not yet passed the NCLEX-RN or OIIQ exam within 3 years of program completion will be deemed ineligible to write the NCLEX-RN, and for initial RN registration.
Information for Applicants
The application forms and supporting documents required to apply for registration with NANB will be different for different types of applicants.
- New Graduates – For recent graduates of an approved nursing school in Canada.
- Canadian RNs – For applicants who are currently registered as a nurse in another Canadian province or territory.
- Canadian NPs – For applicants who are currently registered as a nurse practitioner in another Canadian province or territory.
- Former Members of NANB – For former NANB members who are not currently registered in another Canadian province or territory.
- Internationally Educated Applicants – For applicants who completed nursing education and training outside of Canada, and who are not currently registered in any other Canadian province.
Information for Members and Former Members
Registration must be renewed annually for registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Your registration certificate expires on November 30 of each year. Practising without a valid registration is illegal and is an offence under the Nurses Act.
For more information, visit the following pages
|Registration – RN (Dec 1-Nov 30)||$509.45 ($375.00 + $68.00 CNPS + Taxes)|
|Registration – NP (Dec 1-Nov 30)||$614.68 ($375.00 + $159.50 CNPS + Taxes)|
|Registration – RN (June 1-Nov 30)||$336.95 ($225.00 + $68.00 CNPS + Taxes)|
|Registration – NP (June 1-Nov 30)||$442.18 ($225.00 + $159.50 CNPS + Taxes)|
|Registration – RN (Sept 1-Nov 30)||$207.58 ($115.50 + $68.00 CNPS + Taxes)|
|Registration – NP (Sept 1-Nov 30)||$312.80 ($115.50 + $159.50 CNPS + Taxes)|
|Late/Lapsed Registration||Add $57.50|
|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.
No refunds will be issued for any fees paid to NANB.
For more information on Registration Fees, please contact Registration Services.
Transcripts from Former Schools of Nursing
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 for RNs|
|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, registered nurses must have practised a minimum of 1125 hours in a recognized field of nursing in the previous five years. Nurse practitioners must have practiced a minimum of 900 NP hours within the previous three years.
For information on required hours of practice, please contact Registration Services.
Change of Address & Moving Outside of New Brunswick
Change of Address
To change your address on your registration, please log into your NANB profile and update your profile.
For information on how to update your profile, please click the guide below:
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 log into your NANB profile.
For information on how to request a Verification of Registration from your NANB profile, please click the guide below: