Blue Band Newsletter                                        December 2020

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.

Happy Holidays from ANBLPN!

ANBLPN would like to take this time to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season.  We wish to thank all LPNs for their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and a special thank you to those who returned to the profession to help during the outbreaks. 

We hope that you will all enjoy some time with friends and family and thank you for all that you do each and every day. 





Holiday Office Hours

The ANBLPN office will be closed from December 21st, 2020 until January 3rd, 2021.  We will re-open on January 4th, 2021 with regular business hours of 0830-1630.




2020-21 Registration: A note from our Executive Director

On behalf of the ANBLPN Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank all of you for your professionalism and dedication in this changing world we are currently living in.

ANBLPN continues to strive for regulatory excellence and we have continued to work diligently in moving several initiatives forward in 2020. A few of the highlights have been:

  • Welcoming new regional members and a new Public member to our Board of Directors.
  • Revisions to the ANBLPN Strategic Plan.
  • Several governance and human resource/policies reviewed.
  • New database registration process to provide more member independence and flexibility to manage personal information.
  • This system will provide more accurate stats for internal use as well as for Provincial and National requests.
  • Delivery of additional online services to members.
  • Improve administrative efficiency.
  • Establish ANBLPN on a modern platform that demonstrates technology leadership to the profession.
  • Regarding 2021 registration process, we realize that some members found it challenging this year. For 2022 registration will be more user friendly.
  • Standards of Practice for LPN’s in Canada has been revised.
  • ANBLPN has provided many webinars and updated practice resources that are on the ANBLPN website. Reminders are always placed on the Facebook page and in the Blue Band.
  • 240 candidates from NBCC, CCNB, and Oulton have written the CPNRE in 2020
  • Online proctoring for CPNRE.
  • Continue to work collaboratively with Provincial and National stakeholders.
  • Covid 19 – ANBLPN has developed a rapid response to provide temporary licenses.
  • Pathways to Licensure program for IEN’s and Bachelor of Nursing graduates who were unsuccessful with the NCLEX.
  • Preparation of annual report 2020 will be posted in the spring 2021 with a more detailed report.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!


JoAnne Graham, Executive Director ANBLPN

Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.

-Brené Brown


NEW: Pre-Authorized Debit for 2022 License

Are you tired of the lump sum payment at the end of the renewal year? Is your employer no longer participating in payroll deduction? Do you want more control/access to your renewal funds?




Beginning December 1, 2020 when you login to your ANBLPN Alinity account ( - Registration tab – LOGIN) you will see a new side option to “Signup for PAD”(pre-authorized debit).


When the “Signup for PAD option” is clicked, a screen will appear to enter your banking information.

  • Bank #
  • Branch #
  • Account #

The 6 major banks (BMO, TD, RBC, CIBC, Scotiabank, and UNI) are accepted.


You will then be able to pay for your future renewal fees through monthly withdrawals from your bank account and avoid the lump sum payment at the end of the registration year.


After you sign up for PAD you will see a side menu “My PAD payments” which allows you to see all the PAD payments you have made during the year, and provide options to update or cancel your subscription.


Payments of $36.12 from your account will be withdrawn on the 15th of each month starting January 15, 2021 and the last payment September 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 registration year.

When renewal opens in 2021, you will complete your renewal application and your money will be applied to your approved registration. That’s all there is for you to do!


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 January 2021 intake group. If you would like to register please email:


President Award Recipients

ANBLPN is extending congratulations to the PN students who were chosen for the President's Award.  These students graduated in  October 2019, December 2019 and June 2020. Normally each recipient would be recognized at our evening social as part of our Annual General Meeting. However,  due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold this event.

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!


Jessica Marshall - NBCC Miramichi



Brett MacDonald - NBCC Woodstock

Jamie London - Oulton College

Sarah Brownrigg - NBCC St. Andrews



Laura Bouchie - NBCC St. Andrews



Brianna Bailey - NBCC Moncton

Breanne Arseneault - NBCC Fredericton


Yves Rostand Djoumdjeu Yitamben - CCNB Edmundston



Rachelle Sears - CCNB Dieppe



Tania McLaughlin - CCNB Péninsule Acadie


Janelle Perry - College d'Ile



Olivia Sullivan - NBCC Miramichi

Hilary Flood-Waugh - NBCC Saint John

Ashley Springer - NBCC Woodstock


Madelyn Wheaton - Oulton College




The Importance of Professionalism and Presence in Nursing

We have recently released a new document: "The Importance of Professionalism and Presence in Nursing". The term professionalism may include everything from basic manners, education and appearance to specifics like individual behaviour, job skills and job title. This documents is a teaching tool on the importance of professionalism and presence in nursing and a resource on how to apply professionalism to your practice.



LPN Swag Sale!

Get your LPN gear in time for Christmas at a discounted price!  From now until December 18th you can purchase any of our merchandise at 20% off!


Merry Christmas!


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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