Blue Band Newsletter                                        October 2020

The Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses is the regulatory authority for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in New Brunswick. Our mandate is protection of the public by promoting the provision of safe, competent, ethical and compassionate care by its registrants.

2020-21 Registration is now OPEN

The 2020-2021 Registration opens on September 15th and ends at midnight on November 30th.  To register you must have activated your member's account.  If you have not activated your account please go to, click under the Registration tab and then LOGIN to have the system send you a password to set up your account.

To register go to, look under the REGISTRATION tab and then click LOGIN.  This will take you directly to the registration page.

Please review the registration FAQs below.  If you have any questions, please phone us at 1-506-453-0747 or 1-800-942-0222

Registration Requirements and FAQs

It is every LPNs professional responsibility to maintain their licensure annually, update their personal information and adhere to all licensure requirements in a timely manner. Any LPN who does not complete their on-line registration form and provide payment by the registration deadline will be subject to a late fee and they will not be able to practice until the registration process is complete. No extensions will be permitted.

Under the Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses By-Laws (2018) Section 5.1 - Any person who has not paid their annual fees by November 30th of each year shall be suspended and subject to a fine as set out by the Board of Directors.

What are my requirements for annual registration?

To be actively registered every LPN must ensure they  have 1000 practice hours over the 5 most recent years and complied with the annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP).  CCP is a mandatory component of registration and does not just apply to those who have been chosen for the audit.  There is a strict timeline for document submission if you are chosen for the audit because your documents should already have been completed when you registered.  If you are prepared the auditing process will progress smoothly.

To be considered registered you must provide your payment AND complete the on-line registration form.  Both components need to be completed in order for you to be registered.

When is the deadline to register?

You must register by midnight, November 30th .  If you do not register on time your license will be suspended and you will be subject to a late fee of $115.00  Extensions are not possible.

*Please note that if you work for Horizon Health, your deadline is November 15th (Horizon Policy)*

What is the registration fee this year?

The registration fee is the same as last year.  For active registration the fee is $325,  if you are registering as non-practicing (maternity leave, sick leave etc.) the fee is $28.75.  You cannot work any shifts with a non-practicing license.

How can I pay for my license?

Within our new database you can now provide payment by Visa, Master Card, Visa Debit, American Express or Discovery Card.  You can also mail us a cheque or money order, or come into the office to pay.  We are unable to accept e-transfers at this time.

What if I am on a payroll deduction program with my employer?

If you are on payroll deduction through your employer, simply fill out your registration form and submit.  Once we receive the monies from your employer we will process your license.  Even if we have recieved the monies from your employer, you still need to complete your on-line form, otherwise you are not registered.

Do I have to pay the full licensing fee if I am going on maternity/sick leave or retiring during the 2020-21 licensing year?

Yes, if you are working ANY shifts between December 1st 2020 and beyond you are required to be fully licensed and have medical malpractice insurance, and therefor partial payments are not permitted.  It is also not possible to be reimbursed if you only work part of the year.


Registration Tutorial Video

If you are having trouble with your on-line registration form, we've created a step by step video tutorial for you.  Please watch this video to fill your form out with ease!

Tutorial Video: 

Emergency Status Change: COVID 19 Response

Due to the progression of COVID-19 and in the best interest of the public, The Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses has developed a rapid response to provide temporary licenses.

There will be no fee for this temporary license, and it will be valid for 4 months. The license may be renewed on an as needed basis; however, this license must be terminated once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

This special license will be available for Members who hold an Inactive or Non-Practicing license due to retirement or those who have left the profession for reasons other than sick leave, maternity leave or for conduct.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Previous active-practicing license in New Brunswick,
  • Active practice within the last 5 years,
  • Capacity, competency and character to safely and ethically engage in practice, and
  • No outstanding complaints, prohibitions, conditions, agreements or restrictions from any licensing or registration authority (Member in Good Standing)

Those who are interested are asked to contact the Executive Director, JoAnne Graham at 506-453-0747 or with the following information:

  • Name, address, phone number,
  • Registration Number

We wish to thank you for your consideration to help during this pandemic


Continuing Competence Program

The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is an annual requirement for licensure and has been in place since 2017.  As per legislation and by-laws, all LPNs across Canada are required to engage in continuous learning opportunities to ensure they are remaining competent and safe in their practice. 

Your CCP learning goals should be complete before you register - do not wait until you are audited to complete your learning documents. Do not send your Record of Learning documents to ANBLPN unless you are audited. Create a personal learning folder for yourself at home and keep it in a safe place. If you are audited, you will be notified in January 2021.

There are several documents and tools available to guide you through this process. Please click the links to get you on the right track for CCP!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out:

Phone: 1-506-453-0747 or Email:

CCP SAMPLE                      RECORD OF LEARNING                           CCP WEBINAR




Document Revision: Scope of Practice

We have recently revised our practice guideline: Scope of Practice. This document explores the different components of Scope of Practice and how it affects each LPN differently. We encourage all LPNs and employers to review this document and to view scope in it's entirety rather than focusing on specific tasks. This document is available on our website or by clicking the block below:



Recent Webinars

ANBLPN recently held 3 live webinars as part of a regulatory education series.  Webinars are a great way to reach your learning goals and can be used towards your CCP.  If you were not able to join us for the live sessions you can now watch the recording from our website.  Go to and look under the "Webinar" tab. 

Regulation: What Does it All Mean?

Entry Level Competencies for LPNs

Scope of Practice: Does One Size Fit All?

In Memoriam

ANBLPN would like to express their condolences on the recent passing of the following LPNs:

Dorothy Fearon, LPN, was employed at The Moncton Hospital for 20 years in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. (L)

Shirley Amos, LPN, had spent much of her career at the W.G. Bishop Nursing Home and as a foot care provider. (R)

Stay connected with ANBLPN!

As a self-regulating professional, LPNs are responsible to stay informed on regulatory requirements. Ensuring that you are connected with ANBLPN is a great way to keep yourself informed. ANBLPN reaches out to their members through our website, newsletter, emails and social media.

The ANBLPN website ( has many resources to assist LPNs with their practice, continuing education and more!

ANBLPN also uses two social media platforms: Facebook and now Instagram! This is a great way to stay connected and become aware of what is new and upcoming! Be sure to follow us at:  and

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Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses
384 Smythe Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3E4
Tel: (506) 453-0747 | Toll Free: 1-800-942-0222 | Fax: (506) 459-0503