The Blue Band                                                    January  2022

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.

ANBLPN Closed to Public

The ANBLPN office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.  Staff continue to work remotely to ensure no interruption of service. 

Our main office line remains open and messages are checked frequently - please leave a message and refrain from calling repeatedly.

You can also contact staff via email:

  • Executive Director: (ENG & FR) 
  • Director of Registration/Policy: (ENG) 
  • Admin/General: (ENG & FR)  


  • Practice Consultant (ENG)
  • Practice Consultant (FR)
  • Student Inquiries (ENG): 

Happy New Year!

The ANBLPN Board of Directors and staff want to wish you all a happy and safe new year. Although this year has started with many challenges, we are hopeful that we will begin to emerge from the grip that COVID-19 has on the world and forage a new path in health care.

We are grateful for the tireless hours and commitment that you have shown throughout the pandemic as you care for yourselves, your family, and your community. The world cannot get through this without you.

Sincerely - ANBLPN

Position Statement: COVID-19 Immunization

ANBLPNs mandate is protection of the public by promoting the provision of safe, competent, ethical, and compassionate care by its registrants. When you become vaccinated against COVID-19, you are demonstrating safe, and ethical care to the public.

Please view our position statement on COVID-19 immunization. 

Immunization Competency

If you are interested in helping with the immunization roll out, ANBLPNs Immunization Module continues to be availalble.  Immunization is an advanced competency for LPNs as it is not fully covered in the PN curriculum.  Before engaging in immunization pracitces, LPNs must receive additional education in this practice area.  

Cost: $50.00 (plus tax)

Delivery Method: On-line, self-paced module

For more information and to register: Contact 

You should also review our publications related to Immunization:

CCP Audit 2022 - Post-poned

The rising case numbers of COVID-19 has resulted in increased hospitalizations across New Brunswick. These alarming rates have had a direct impact on nursing professionals who have either become ill themselves and/or have had to self-isolate due to an exposure. Nursing professionals are also continuing to work extended shifts while often short-handed as hundreds of health care professionals complete their isolation periods.

We recognize that this is an extremely challenging and stressful time for our membership. In acknowledgement of this, ANBLPN has made the decision to post-pone the annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) audit.

Currently, we have tentative plans to resume the audit in March of 2022. This date is dependent on where we are as a province in terms of COVID-19. We will update our members accordingly.

Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter :

Téléphone: 1-506-453-0747 ou courielle:

If you are looking for resources for CCP, please click on the corresponding link:


NEW Documents

We have been busy creating and revising several of our documents to help guide your practice.  To find any of our practice documents please visit our website at - MEMBERS - PRACTICE RESOURCES.

We invite all members to check out our new and revised documents:

LPN Merchandise

Due to the increasingly high rates of shipping, ANBLPN will no longer be able to provide shipping for LPN merchandise.  You can continue to order items however all items will need to be picked up at our main office located at 384 Smythe Street, Fredericton.



Sign up for PAD for 2022-23

Are you tired of the lump sum payment at the time of registration renewal? Is your employer no longer participating in payroll deduction? You may want to consider signing up for Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) for your 2023 renewal fees! Currently we have over 5% of our membership who are taking part in this service and these numbers are growing!

Please review the following information regarding PAD:

  • If you are already signed up – you do not need to do anything. Debit withdrawals will restart January 15/22
  • If you are currently not signed up and want to take part, you can do so at anytime! Login to your ANBLPN account and on the left menu bar select "Sign Up for PAD"
  • Once you click "sign up", a screen will appear to enter in your banking information. Enter your Bank #, Branch # and Account #. **Please ensure you have your correct banking information - if you are unsure please request this from your banking institution. If your account has "O's" at the beginning, you must enter them
  • If you sign up after January 14th, 2022 you may have a balance owing as of October 1st, 2022 and you will then just need to pay the difference when you submit your registration renewal form on-line.
  • You can cancel your PAD subscription at any time - login to your ANBLPN account and your PAD subscription is on the left.
  • Monthly payments of $36.12 will be withdrawn from your account on the 15th of each month starting January 15th, 2022 and the last payment will be September 15th, 2022 for the 2022-23 licensing year.
  • When renewal opens for 2022-23, you will complete your renewal application and your money will be automatically applied to your approved registration.

That's all there is for you to do!

In Memoriam 

ANBLPN was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Brenda MacDonald, LPN. Brenda graduated from the RNA program in 1973 and throughout her career she worked at the Saint John Regional Hospital and the Sackville Memorial Hospital until her retirement.

Brenda was actively involved with ANBLPN having served as Member at Large as well as President for the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2011. 








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 | 1-800-942-0222 | Fax: (506) 459-0503