Blue Band Newsletter                                        September 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.

56th Annual General Meeting - Virtual

In the interest of public safety, ANBLPN will be conducting our Annual General Meeting for 2021 virtually.  Our virtual AGM will be held on October 22nd at 10:00 AM (English) and 11:00 AM (French), where the ANBLPN Board of Directors will present the 2020 annual report. 

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

Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM (English) and 11:00 AM (French)





The AGM is for LPN members only. The 2020 annual report will be available prior to the meeting. Members will have an opportunity to ask questions following the meeting by using the "chat" box.


Welcome: New Board of Directors Members 2021

ANBLPN is pleased to announce our new members of the Board of Directors for 2021 by acclamation.  This year nominations were held for Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Members at Large for Region 1 (Moncton), Region 2 (Saint John) and Region 3 (Fredericton) and Public Member.  We would like to welcome and extend congratulations to Colleen McLaughlin for Vice President, Margot Losier for Treasurer, Lori Kinley for Secretary, Natacha Landry for Region 1, Jennifer Bickford for Region 2, Dawn Polchies for Region 3 and Luisa Montoya for Public Member.

Colleen McLaughlin 

Vice President

Margot Losier




Lori Kinley



Natacha Landry

Region 1

Jennifer Bickford

Region 2


Dawn Polchies

Region 3



Luisa Montoya - Public Member










Thank You!

ANBLPN would like to thank our out-going board members for their years of service to the Board of Directors.  

Yves Brideau most recently served on the Executive Board of Directors as secretary.  Prior to the secretary position, Yves also served as Member at Large for Region 5.

Annette Boudreau served on the board of directors for two terms as Member at Large for Region 1. 

Yves Brideau

Annette Boudreau

2022 Registration

Registration for 2022 will open on October 1st, 2021

The deadline to register is November 30th, 2021. 

More details will follow in the coming weeks, including a "how to" video.

It is every LPNs responsibility to register on time annually.  Failure to register by November 30th will result in late fees.  

Registration is not complete until you have paid your annual fee ($325 for active) AND completed the registration form on-line.

NEW: Continuing Competence Program Overview (Video)

Participation in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is an annual requirement for all actively practicing LPNs.  This annual requirement has been in place since 2017 and applies to all nursing professionals across Canada.  It is every LPNs personal responsibility to be aware of their practice requirements as per the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics in order to maintain their licensure.

We urge all LPNs to watch this short 5 minute CCP video to ensure you are aware of the steps required.  Eventually all LPNs will be audited - being prepared will ensure a smooth process. 

Continuing Competence Program Resources

Please visit our website to access all of our CCP resources that are available to you: - MEMBERS - CONTINUING COMPETENCE PROGRAM


ANBLPN is conducting two live CCP webinars on September 27th at 1:30 PM and September 30th at 7:30 PM.  This live webinar will replace our past 2019 CCP webinar and will provide you with information on why LPNs engage in continuous learning, how to complete the process, and what CCP looks like across Canada.  

It has now been 5 years since LPNs in New Brunswick have been required to complete this annual regulatory requirement and all LPNs should be aware of how to complete the process.  Being "unaware" of this regulatory requirement is not a sufficient reason for failing to complete this requirement.  

Registration required.

DATE: September 27th, 2021

TIME: 1:30 PM



DATE: September 30th, 2021

TIME: 7:30 PM



DATE: September 27th, 2021

TIME: 10:30 AM



You can update your profile at any time throughout the year to ensure your contact information is up to date.  Watch this short 2 minute video to learn how to update your address, phone number and email.  This video will also show you how to update your name if you have had a legal name change.

It is every LPNs responsibility to ensure they are keeping their contact information up to date - we use this information to keep you informed on regulatory requirements, audits, educational opportunities and more!

Preceptorship Incentive

Do you remember what it was like to be a student? Do you remember how nervous you were, and also how eager you were to learn? If so, why not consider preceptoring a student as they transition into their nursing career?


In conversations with the colleges, ANBLPN has learned that the colleges often struggle to find enough preceptors for their PN students. Preceptoring students can be very rewarding and every LPN has something different to offer to students.

To help increase participation in preceptoring students, ANBLPN is running a "Preceptorship Incentive"! Anyone who accepts to preceptor a student will be entered into a draw to win FREE REGISTRATION. There will be 3 lucky winners; one for preceptoring a PN student from each college cohort (NBCC, CCNB and Oulton College).  More details to follow in the coming weeks!

ANBLPN has also published a short fact sheet "Working with Nursing Students" and will be hosting a live webinar to help guide both students and preceptors throughout the experience - stay tuned!

ANBLPN would like to thank all those, past and present, who have taken the time to preceptor students.  Your time and efforts are appreciated!

NEW: Fact Sheet - Working with Nursing Students

Our new Fact Sheet, Working with Nursing Students, is now available on our website ( - MEMBERS - PRACTICE RESOURCES).

Supporting practical nurse students is an ethical and professional expectation of all LPNs, yet many are hesitant and unsure of what their accountabilities are when working with students.  This fact sheet will outline the accountabilities of both the LPN and student and how to facilitate a supportive, collaborative relationship  between LPNs and students.

We invite all members to review this document and encourage you to take part in preceptoring students as they develop the skills and competence required of nursing professionals. 


NEW: Fact Sheet - Aesthetic Nursing 

Recently, nursing professionals have been entering into the practice area of aesthetics in growing numbers. This NEW fact sheet will address the most common questions surrounding aesthetic nursing and what you should consider prior to engaging in this practice.

                                                           FACT SHEET: AESTHETIC NURSING

New Brunswick Lung Association: Respiratory Health Symposium 

The New Brunswick Lung Association (NBLA) is hosting a FREE, virtual Respiratory Health Symposium on September 24th 2021, from 8:30 - 11:30am.  Simultaneous English/French interpretation will be provided.




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: Grey

Price: $35.00



Color: White with blue interior

Price: $8.50


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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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