Blue Band Newsletter                                     November 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.

2022 Registration

Registration for 2022 opened on October 1st and ends at midnight on November 30th

To register login to your ANBLPN account by going to, then MEMBER LOGIN.  Enter your email and password you created when you set up your account.  (If you forget your password, click "forgot password", DO NOT click 'sign up')

Once you are logged into your account you will see where to register on your homepage.

Active Registration: $325

Non-practicing: $28.50

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 applies to every actively practicing LPN.  Your CCP learning goals should be completed at the time of registration. 

To be considered registered you must provide both 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 database you can 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.

**Due to public health guidelines, If you are coming into our office, you are required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination and government issued identification**

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 received the monies from your employer, you still need to complete your on-line form, otherwise you are not registered.

What if I am enrolled in the pre-authorized debit (PAD) with ANBLPN?

If you are on our PAD, simply fill out your registration form and submit.  If there are any outstanding payments (i.e. joined PAD later in the year), you will need to pay the amount showing on your invoice.

Do I have to pay the full licensing fee if I am going on maternity/sick leave or retiring during the 2021-22 licensing year?

Yes, if you are working ANY shifts between December 1st 2021 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: "How-To" 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! 3 minute watch!

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 Professional 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 2022.

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:



ANBLPN is welcoming Diana Powers to the team!  Diana is assuming the role of administration and is fluently bilingual.

Diana has over 20 years of experience in administration and financials and enjoys working on process improvements. She has previously been employed with NBCC and the NB Legal Aid Services Commission.  

Welcome to the team Diana!




Cultural Competence

ANBLPN recently released a new standard document that we encourage all members to review.  The document "Cultural Competence Standards Regarding Practical Nursing with Indigenous Peoples" can be found on our website.  By adopting these standards, the ANBLPN is implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Call to Action number 23, which calls upon health regulators to “provide cultural competency training for all health-care professionals”.

We have also created a video to give you an overview of these standards that you can utilize in conjunction with the written document.  Cultural competence does not mean that you know everything about someone else's culture, rather, it defines the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to work effectively with people of other cultures and provide quality care.


**NEW** Problematic Substance Use in Nursing

Problematic substance use (PSU) by nursing professionals is a serious and important topic. If an LPN is experiencing PSU, there is an increased risk of patient harm.  PSU needs to be identified and treated as soon as possible to mitigate the risk it poses to the nursing professional and the public.

We encourage all members to review this document and become aware of the warning signs and accountabilities if you or someone you know is experiencing PSU. 



In Memoriam

ANBLPN wishes to express their sympathies to the families of the following LPNs who have recently passed away.




Carolyn Burtt, LPN

Carolyn passed away on October 13th, 2021 at the age of 76. She previously was employed at the Carleton Manor in Woodstock. 


Anna Gallivan, LPN

Anna passed away on October 20th, 2021 at the age of 98. She was employed at the Carleton Memorial Hospital on the maternity ward for her entire 33 year nursing career. 


Nicole Michaud, LPN

Nicole passed away on October 12th, 2021 at the age of 58.  She was previously employed at the Tobique Valley Manor. 


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