Blue Band Newsletter                                        June 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.

New Website Launch!

ANBLPN was happy to launch our NEW website on May 13th - LPN Day!  Our new website has a much brighter and modern feel and you will be able to  find what you are looking for with ease.  Please take a few moments to get to know the new website and be sure to watch our website launch video to help familiarize yourself with the new site.

Over the coming months, ANBLPN will be providing short "how-to" videos to showcase some of the new features available to you as a member - the future looks bright!

Celebrating New Brunswick LPNs

Each year in New Brunswick, we celebrate LPN Day on May 13th and recognize LPNs for their compassionate, competent, and ethical care. As we were not able to offer our annual in-person education day due to the ongoing pandemic, we offered two free webinars in both official languages to all of our members.

As a thank you to our members, ANBLPN has also mailed each member our new LPN logo car decal to help promote LPNs in New Brunswick.  We are also releasing new LPN swag to celebrate and promote our new logo!

ANBLPN provided nomination packages to employers for the 2021 Excellence in Practical Nursing Awards to recognize those LPNs who have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners received a framed certificate and an LPN swag prize package. Additionally, our grand prize winner also received FREE registration for the 2022 licensing year! We received numerous nominations and the following LPNs were chosen for the award:


Debbie Williston, LPN

Shannex - Embassy Hall (Quispamsis)

Congratulations to Debbie Williston on winning our grand prize package of free registration for the 2022 licensing year and an LPN swag prize package!

Thank you for your tremendous efforts during the pandemic and for helping to lead the fight against COVID-19. 

Angela Demerchant, LPN

Extra Mural Program - Woodstock


Zoé Leblanc, LPN

Vitalité - Campbellton


Catherine Wilson, LPN

Horizon Health  - Saint John Regional Hospital


José Francisco Miguel, LPN

Georges Dumont Hospital - Moncton


Shelly Hitchcock, LPN

Extra Mural Program - Driscoll


Tina Martin, LPN

Addictions - Edmundston


Cindy Munn, LPN

Central NB Nursing Home - Boiestown

30 years of service - congratulations on your retirement!


Susan Leger, LPN

Central NB Nursing Home - Boiestown

30 years of service - congratulations on your retirement!


Jennifer Barton, LPN

Villa des Chutes - Grand Falls


Jessica Page, LPN

Georges Dumont Hospital - Moncton


Craig Grant, LPN

Ridgewood Veterans Wing - Saint John


Allison Comeau, LPN

Extra Mural Program - Oromocto


2021 Excellence in Practical Nursing Award Videos

Thank you to all of our nominees for their tireless efforts throughout the pandemic.  ANBLPN has compiled the following videos to showcase our nominees and selected recipients:

LPN Day Nominees Video:

LPN Award Recipient Video:


With a new logo comes new merchandise!  We are pleased to share that the following items are now available for purchase.  If you are interested in ordering, please email us at with your order and size.  


LPN / IAA Tote Bag

Grey or cream

Price: $20.00

LPN / IAA Hoodie

Color: Grety

Price: $35.00



Color: White with blue interior

Price: $8.50


LPN Day Webinars

ANBLPN conducted two live webinars on LPN Day.  If you missed these live sessions, you can now watch them anytime from our website or Youtube channel!



Retirement Announcement

We wish to inform you that ANBLPNs long-time administration assistant, Charline Boudreau, has retired after 20 years of service.  

Over the years, Charline has assisted countless students and LPNs over her 20- year career – whether it was guiding students through the exam process, assisting LPNs with the registration process, answering thousands of phone calls…or answering thousands of questions from the staff!

She was with ANBLPN since the days of mailing out paper registration forms and keeping hundreds of hand written documents….she eased into the computerized world being completely self-taught. She was always willing to give a helping hand and we can still hear her contagious laugh from her corner of the office!

Our hearts were heavy as we said good-bye to this amazing colleague and friend…but we wish her nothing but the best in this next step of her life! Enjoy retirement Charline – we will miss you and love you always!



We have recently revised our practice guideline, Duty of Care, and we encourage all LPNs to review this updated guideline.  LPNs have a professional and legal obligation to provide clients with safe, competent, ethical, and compassionate care. When you accept employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the duty that is embedded in this obligation extends to all practice contexts, at all times, including during an emergency or disaster.  

This updated guideline discusses the duty to provide care, the duty to report, patient abandonment and the duty to self-report.  You can find this document on our website ( - MEMBERS - PRACTICE RESOURCES).

Duty of Care Practice Guideline

Immunization Module

Our Immunization Module is on-going for those who are interested in adding this competency to their practice.

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. 

Cost: $50.00 (plus tax)

If you would like to register for this module please email:


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!

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

Take advantage of your member benefits

As a trusted partner, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Program is dedicated to helping ANBLPN members get access to preferred insurance rates on car, home, condo and tenant coverage.

For more information or to get a quote visit or call 1-866-293-9730.

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