Blue Band Newsletter                                        February 2021

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.


Notice anything different?? ANBLPN is excited to share our new logo with you!

Our new logo has kept our original royal blue color and white background alongside our provincial title of ANBLPN. We have incorporated a bright yellow/gold to signify excellence in the practical nursing profession.

The logo depicts the evolution that has occurred in practical nursing and exemplifies how LPNs have risen up to the challenges that they have faced. The merging of the royal blue, white and gold signifies collaboration and mentoring between nursing professionals.




Our past logo was designed 28 years ago in 1993 by Andre LeBlond, RNA. The burning lamp situated below the cross symbolized nursing within health care while the NB lettering signified New Brunswick.

The royal blue band on the side was chosen to represent the nursing assistant profession (as at the time the title was Registered Nursing Assistant).

Our new logo has a much brighter and modern feel to coincide with our upcoming new website - stay tuned!!

LPNs are INVALUABLE to health care

We are pleased to share this promotional video with you and invite you to share amongst your friends and colleagues.  This short video will answer your questions about the role of ANBLPN as a regulatory authority and promotes the invaluable work that LPNs do throughout New Brunswick. 

ANBLPN Memo to Members

The Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practial Nurses as a regulatory authority ensures the public of their commitment to safe, competent, compassionate, and ethical care by regulating (licensing) and enhancing the profession of practical nursing.

Licensed Practical Nurses are an integral element of collaborative health care and are respected for their skills and expertise, compassion and unwavering ethical standards. During this time of COVID-19 these skills are highly recognized and sought.  The Association has seen many examples of this type of professionalism and commitment brought forward.  We are proud to be a solid provider to the needs of New Brunswickers.

ANBLPN has been notified of the recent decision causing heartache, disappointment, discouragement, and even division among our membership.  As a regulatory authority, ANBLPN does not impact the recent decision , however is confident that our membership is capable of withstanding this hurdle and will continue to project the profession on a trajectory to greater heights.  LPNs are recognized locally, provincially and nationally as health care professionals, and we will continue to promote LPNs in this fashion.  

2021 Member Audits

Each year ANBLPN conducts two random audits to fulfull our mandate of public protection.  LPNs are randomly chosen to be audited for practice hours and compliance with the Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

The two annual requirements for registration is 1000 practice hours over the last 5 years and compliance with the Continuing Competence Program. There are several supportive documents for CCP found on our website under the Continuing Competence Program tab that you may refer to.

Audit notificiation letters will be sent directly to your employers, or directly to you if you are self-employed.  The CCP audit notification letters have been emailed to those selected for the audit -  please check your inboxes (including spam/junk) as these are time sensitive.

Immunization Module

Through consultations with the Department of Health and Public Health, we are pleased to release our newly developed education module available to our LPN members: “Immunization Module for LPNs”.

Immunization is an advanced competency for all LPNs, this module will provide LPNs with the additional educational theory required to provide immunizations. Once the theory is obtained, LPNs can then work with their employers to achieve their clinical mentorship. Be ready for flu season and the future COVID-19 vaccine!

Cost: $50.00 (plus tax)

We are currently taking registrations for the March 2021 intake group. If you would like to register please email:


2021 Insurance Information

If you have questions about your insurance as a regulated health professional, we have gathered our resources from our insurance provider, Lloyd Sadd, to help guide your practice.  All of these documents can also be found on our website.  

Reminder: Pre-Authorized Debit Option

Pre-Authorized Debit payment options for your 2022 license is now available through the ANBLPN system.  If you are still  interested you can join at anytime throughout the year!

Monthly payments of $36.12 will be withdrawn from you account from January 15th, 2021 - September 15th, 2021 (if you are joining after January 15th, 2021 you will pay the difference after the September payment is withdrawn). 

To sign up for this program please login to your ANBLPN account and look under the side bar "Sign up for PAD". Enter your Bank #, Branch #, and Account # - that's all you need to do!

Moving Forward

The year 2020 was deemed “Year of the Nurse” by the World Health Organization—boy was that an understatement!

We again want to take this time to thank all of our LPN members for all you have done, and continue to do, throughout the pandemic. So much is being asked of you during this time and we want you to know that we value the work that you do each and every day.

We remain hopeful that 2021 will be a year of new beginnings, a fresh start and a gradual return to our regular lifestyles. Though we want to leave much of 2020 behind, you will always be remembered for the compassionate, competent and professional care that you gave all year long.

Wishing you all prosperity in 2021

The ANBLPN Staff

Professional Practice: Year in Review

ANBLPN released several practice guidelines, webinars and educational resources throughout 2020 to help support LPN practice.  If you've missed any of these opportunities we are happy to provide you with a recap:


Practice Guidelines:




  • Immunization Module (Launched October 2020, ongoing)
  • CPNRE Boot Camp (students)
  • Medication Administration Refresher


President Award Recipients

ANBLPN is extending congratulations to the PN students who were chosen for the President's Award.  These students graduated in  December 2020. 

Recipients of this award are chosen by the faculty members and peers from each college campus. Selection for this award is based on the quality and impact of a student’s professional practice on clients and families’ wellbeing, and for the exceptional quality of his or her communication skills. Recipients of this award demonstrate excellence in collaboration, and professionalism. The recipient is knowledgeable, compassionate, empathetic, and provides safe, competent, and ethical care.

Congratulations everyone!

Frances Iluebbey - NBCC Woodstock

Rachel Sypher - NBCC St Andrews









       Ling Gong - Oulton College

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