The Blue Band                                                    March  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.

57th Annual General Meeting - Virtual

ANBLPN will be conducting the Annual General Meeting virtually. Our virtual AGM will be held on Wedneday, May 11th at 10:00am  where the ANBLPN Board of Directors will present the 2021 annual report.

All members wishing to attend must register in advance by using the registration link:

Date: May 11th, 2022

Time: 10:00am

Registration Link:  HERE

The AGM is for LPN members only.  Members will have an opportunity to ask questions in the language of their choice following the meeting by using the "Q&A" box.

Call for Nominations: Board of Directors


Executive Committee

As per our current By-Laws (2018), nominations for the upcoming vacancy for ANBLPNs Executive Board of Directors; President, is now open!

Candidates who are interested in this 2-year executive committee position must have previous board experience.

If you know an LPN who has a desire to uphold ANBLPNs mandate to serve and protect the public, preserve the integrity of practical nursing and maintain public confidence in the ability of practical nurses we encourage you to nominate them!

Please click the link to access the nomination form and send your nominations to by March 29th, 2022


Member at Large

Call for Member At Large to be nominated for Region IV (Grand Falls, Edmundston, Saint-Quentin, Dalhousie, Campbellton) for a three-year term.

Commitments include attending board meetings (4 times per year), participating in ANBLPN committees, attending the AGM and Education Day, meeting preparation and communications. You are responsible to represent and protect the best interest of the public, develop an understanding of LPN Regulation and ANBLPN legislation, represent and support council decisions and conduct oneself in a professional manner.

Please click the link to access the nomination forms and send your nominations to by March 29th, 2022.




CCP Audit 2022 

As COVID-19 cases were at their peak in January of 2022, ANBLPN had made the decision to post-pone the annual Continuing Competence Program (CCP) audit.

As case numbers have declined and with emergency orders ending, we have resumed the CCP audit this month (March 2022).  Members who were randomly selected for the audit were notified by email. 

Please be sure to check your email, including your "junk" folder, to verify if you have been selected for this years audit.  The CCP audit is time sensitive and "not knowing" you were selected is not a valid reason for not participating in the audit.  

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

If you have questions, please contact our practice department at 



Nursing week for 2022 is May 9th - May 13th, with LPN Day being on May 13th.  ANBLPN is pleased to offer a full week of FREE, educational webinars throughout the entire week to our membership!  We have a variety of topics available to choose from and webinars are a great way to achieve your annual continuing competence learning goals!

Full details and registration links will be emailed to all members in the coming weeks - have a look at what is planned for the week below!

Big Daddy Tazz

ANBLPN had previously booked Big Daddy Tazz "The Bi-Polar Buddha" for the 55th AGM/Education Day in 2020, however, due to the pandemic our event was cancelled that year.  We are thrilled to announce that Big Daddy Tazz will be our main presenter this year using a virtual format on Wednesday, May 11th at 1:30pm AST. 

Recording of this presentation is not permitted so don't miss out on this one and only LIVE presentation!

Register HERE

After 30 years of denying he had the mental illnesses that were controlling his life, Tazz realized that being manic-depressive, attention deficit, and having mild dyslexia could either destroy or enhance his life… it was his choice.  Today, audiences are happy to join him on his rapid cycle ride down the never-ending road to recovery that has led him from comedy venues across North America to the Psych ward at the Calgary Foothills Hospital (held over).

Tazz tours the country speaking on Good Mental Health, Bullying and Customer Service. For the last 14 years Big Daddy Tazz has brought forth light and laughter for those living with mental Illness, by raising awareness that stigma effects all of us. With his newest endeavour "Stand Up Against Stigma" Tazz believes that it is time to educate, embrace, and empower everyone so that we can all stand tall and give stigma a bad name!

Big Daddy Tazz will make you laugh til you cry then laugh again… it’s the bi-polar way!

NEW Documents

We have continued our work 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 view our newly released documents for March 2022:

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 

Patricia Trecartin, LPN

ANBLPN was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Patricia Trecartin, LPN. Patricia worked for over 32 years at the hospital in Woodstock, NB.

Patricia was also actively involved with ANBLPN having served on the Board of Directors for many years and was the Board President from 1979-1982.


Heather Clayton, LPN

ANBLPN expresses their condolences on the recent passing of Heather Clayton, LPN from Saint John, NB. Heather was employed in various capacities within health care including the Sussex Health Centre and the Saint John Regional Hospital. 


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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