FREDERICTON, May 29, 2013 — New Brunswick’s largest group of health care professionals
convene today for the 97th Annual General Meeting of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick’s
(NANB), representing 8,900 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the province. This one-day
Annual General Meeting scheduled to begin at 09:00 at the Delta Hotel Fredericton, anticipates
approximately 150 nurses in attendance.
“We are facing a period of change that brings a lot of challenges within and outside the profession.
The fiscal reality of our province and the ongoing reorganization, rationalization and redesign of
health services continue to create uncertainty and anxiety for our profession,” said France Marquis,
President of NANB. “Nurses recognize we need a clear vision for health services in New Brunswick,
one that is sustainable and provides the best possible quality, and menu of services, for our
Joining the Honourable Hugh (Ted) Flemming, Minister of Health, who will bring greetings on behalf
of the government of New Brunswick, Barbara Mildon, President and Rachel Bard, CEO of the
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will present CNA’s Governance Journey launched by our
national body, as well Chantal Léonard, representing the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
(CNPS) will present on the legal insights all registered nurses and nurse practitioners should know.
The AGM provides an opportunity for nurses to participate in NANB’s general business session
highlighting the annual report and auditor’s report, as well as the announcement of a new President elect who will begin their mandate in September 2013.
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