The Blue Band                                                    September 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.

Save the Date!

2023 Registration

Registration for 2023 will open on October 1st, 2022. 

2023 Registration Fees:

  • ACTIVE: $325
  • NON-PRACTICING: $40.25

Deadline to register remains November 30th, 2022.

*** Attention: Registrants who currently hold a

non-practicing license ***

If you are currently on maternity leave or sick leave and have a non-practicing license, and you will be returning to work between October 1st and November 30th 2022 - you must reinstate your license on or before September 30th, 2022 by 4:00pm.

CCP: A pan-Canadian Annual Registration Requirement

LPNs are reminded to ensure that they have completed their annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) learning goals prior to registering for their license.  Each year on your registration form you are requested to acknowledge your compliance and understanding of this program as part of the registration process.

Continuous learning is an expectation of all LPNs across Canada as stated in the Standards of Practice for LPNs in Canada and the Code of Ethics for LPNs in Canada

Several resources are available to help you comply with this program, including a webinar and short "how-to" video.  You can find all of our CCP resources HERE.

Looking for learning opportunities?

There are numerous opportunities for learning opportunities and many of them are virtual - often the virtual options are free or available at a reduced price!

Be sure to check our EVENTS tab on our website.  We will aim to provide you with information on conferences, workshops and webinars happening throughout New Brunswick to help you achieve your learning goals.

Wound Care Education Survey

We need your feedback!

ANBLPN is planning a Wound Care Education Webinar for October 2022.  In preparation for this event, please help us narrow down the content you are most interested in learning more about by filling out this quick survey.

Survey Link:

Deadline to submit survey: September 12th, 2022

Thank you for participating to enable us to deliver the content you are most interested in!

A registration link will be available soon. The session will be recorded if you are unable to join us live. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

NB Lung Association Annual Respiratory Health Symposium

The New Brunswick Lung Association invites health professionals interested in lung
health and air quality to the FREE "29th Annual New Brunswick Lung Association
Respiratory Health Symposium"
that will take place on September 29th, 2022, from
8:30 am to 12 pm AT. (Via Zoom. Simultaneous English/French interpretation will be
provided) Once you have registered you will be sent a link to the event.


Working with Limited Resources

Across Canada, nursing professionals are faced with the challenge of working with limited resources. As a result, LPNs are being asked to take on roles and interventions that may be new to their individual scope of practice.  Often it is times of crisis that drives change, and we recognize that these changes can be overwhelming and confusing for many.  The following resources may be helpful to you as you take on these challenges in your workplace.  

ANBLPN provides support for scope of practice and professional accountabilities.  If you have questions regarding your working conditions, please contact your union representative:


The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation occurs on September 30th annually.  The purpose of this day is to honor and reflect on the lost children and survivors of residential schools and their families.  ANBLPN encourages LPNs to take time to acknowledge and increase their awareness of the history and harms done to Indigenous Peoples.

There are many learning resources available if you would like to learn more.  Reconciliation is an ongoing process that requires listening, learning, and reflecting. We welcome LPNs to review the following resources and take part in events happening in your community on September 30th.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website

ANBLPN Cultural Competence Standards Regarding Practical Nursing with Indigenous Peoples

ANBLPN Video: Cultural Competence Standards

President Awards 2022

Congratulations to our practical nursing students who were chosen for the 2022 President Award!

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.


  • Maria Pottie - Oulton College
  • Boryana Lukasheva - NBCC Moncton
  • Janelle Sproul - NBCC Woodstock
  • April Snow - NBCC St. Andrews
  • Benjamin Turcotte - NBCC Miramichi
  • Madison Wiseman - NBCC Fredericton
  • Corey Bastarache - NBCC Saint John
  • Rachel Fleurant - CCNB Dieppe
  • Marie-Claude Mallet - CCNB Péninsule Acadienne
  • Junior Brandon Kenfack Saounde - CCNB Edmundston

Preceptorship Prize Winners!

ANBLPN would like to thank all those who preceptored a new nursing graduate in the spring of 2022.  Preceptorship is crucial to the development of new nursing graduates, and you have played a pivotal role as they begin their nursing career.

Grand Prize - Free Registration for 2023!

Chelsea Daigle (SJ Regional Hospital) and Therese Pitre (Moncton Hospital)

LPN Tote Winners

  • Kathy McIntosh (Moncton Hospital)
  • Laurie Erikson (DECH)
  • Veronique Corbin (Moncton Hospital)
  • Brittny Goddard (Moncton Hospital)
  • Chantal Breau (Miramichi Hospital)
  • Erin Jay (Miramichi Hospital)
  • Pam McKinley (DECH)
  • Heather Burns (DECH)
  • Jill Seeley (Bobby's Hospice)
  • Starlet Nickerson (Miramichi Hospital)

Gift Card Winners

  • Annick Michaud (Les Residences Jodins
  • Niji Vynthalakkaran (Forest Dale Nursing Home)
  • Johnathan Reade (Moncton Hospital)
  • Michele Graham (SJ Regional Hospital)
  • Bianca Bergeron (Hopital d'Edmundston)
  • Chelsea Lachance (Hopital d'Edmundston)
  • Kathy Martin (Hopital d'Edmundston)
  • Sarah McFarlane (SJ Regional Hospital)
  • Karen Paquet (Hopital d'Edmundston)
  • Tara Penney (Moncton Hospital)
  • Rhealdine LeBouthillier (Centre Hospitalier de Tracadie
  • Roy Beers (Moncton Hospital)

In Memoriam

ANBLPN was saddened to hear of the recent passing of James Stewart, LPN from Miramichi on August 3rd, 2022. 

"Jim" was a well respected LPN and worked at the Miramichi Regional Hospital where he preceptored and mentored numerous students and new graduates.  He served on various committees of the ANBLPN and always attended the Annual General Meeting and Education Day faithfully.




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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Tel: (506) 453-0747 | 1-800-942-0222 | Fax: (506) 459-0503