The Blue Band                                                    June 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.

Nursing Week Re-Cap

National Nursing Week was celebrated May 9th - 15th, 2022.  We hope that you all found some time to celebrate yourself, your colleagues and the profession of nursing.  ANBLPN recognizes the compassionate, ethical, competent and safe care that LPNs have been providing and want to thank you again for all that you have done, and continue to do, throughout the pandemic.

During nursing week ANBLPN provided a week of free educational webinars to our registrants.  We recognize that not all can attend due to shift work, which is why we always record our webinars so that you can view them at your convenience.  Webinars are a great way to reach your learning goals to be used towards the Continuing Competence Program.

If you missed any of the webinars, they have all been added to our website ( - Members - Webinars/Videos) and you can watch them at anytime or click the links below:

ANBLPN also released a video highlighting several of our NB LPNs from various practice environments on LPN Day that we invite you to view and share to help promote the important role that LPNs play on the health care team.

Nursing Week Webinar Winners!

ANBLPN would also like to congratulate the following Nursing Week Webinar Winners who will be receiving gift cards just for attending a live webinar in full!

Additionally, our grand prize winner of FREE REGISTRATION for 2023 goes to Wilber Kansas Daniel!

Congratulations everyone!!

Gift Card Winners

  • Tori Martin (Burton)
  • Jocelyn Richard (Quispamsis)
  • Martine Noel (Inkerman)
  • Céline Robichaud (Inkerman)
  • Heather Lewis (Newbridge)
  • Sara Nestoruk (Fredericton)
  • Abby Young (Miramichi) 
  • Crystal Landry (Saint John)
  • Peggy Jardine (Miramichi)
  • Adrian Crossman (Saint John)
  • Nathalie Ouellette (Drummond)
  • Dorothy Dawe (Janeville)
  • Deborah Churchill (South Esk)
  • Adlina Munikwa (Dieppe)

Annual General Meeting & Annual Report

The 57th Annual General Meeting was held virtually on May 11th, 2022 at 10:00am. A recording of the AGM is available on our website or HERE. 

The Board of Directors reported on the 2021 Annual Report, which was made available on our website ahead of the meeting.  If you would like to view the 2021 Annual Report please visit our website or click HERE.

2022 Board of Directors 

ANBLPN recently announced the new members for the 2022 Board of Directors by acclamation.  Jean-Philippe Losier was elected President and Marsha Wilson was elected as Member at Large for Region 4. 

As Jean-Philippe was formerly in the role of Member at Large for Region 5, we are happy to announce that Isabelle Basque is our new Member at Large for Region 5 by acclamation.

ANBLPN welcomes all of our new and returning board members and wishes to thank everyone for their service.

Preceptor a New Grad!

In consultations with the colleges, they continue to struggle with acquiring enough preceptors for our new PN graduates.  

We understand that LPNs are overwhelmed due to the ongoing pandemic and staffing shortages, however we do hope that you will consider preceptoring a new grad as they will eventually become your co-workers and help alleviate staffing shortages.

As an incentive, ANBLPN will be drawing for 2 FREE REGISTRATIONS and LPN SWAG to all those who preceptor a new nursing graduate!  ANBLPN has developed two resources regarding preceptoring and working with nursing students that we invite you to review as you prepare to preceptor.  All nursing professionals have something to offer to new graduates and we hope that you will consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with our new practical nurses!

Congratulations 2022 Grads!

ANBLPN would like to congratulate all of our May and June 2022 PN graduates!  Good luck on your Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam and we look forward to welcoming you as registrants of ANBLPN!



Survey: Language Proficiency

The Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative (CNRC) recently initiated the Language Proficiency Project to review and update its recommendations related to assessing language proficiency in English and French for safe and effective nursing practice in Canada. As part of the Language Proficiency Project, we are conducting a survey to gather information about essential language skills required for safe and effective nursing practice in Canada.

Please check your email for full details and to participate in the survey. Thank you for your assistance.

In Memoriam

Kathy Sartoris, LPN

ANBLPN was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Kathy Sartoris, LPN from Fredericton on April 24th, 2022.  Kathy was a well respected LPN and worked at Pine Grove Nursing Home for over 20 years.

Barbara Patriquen, LPN

ANBLPN was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Barbara Patriquen, LPN from Saint John on April 23rd, 2022.  Barbara was employed at the Ridgewood Veterans Health Wing for 23 years and finished her career at the St. Joseph's hospital before her retirement. 



ANBLPN was saddend to hear of the recent passing of Ola Wright, LPN from Janesville, NB on May 18th, 2022.  Ola was a 1967 graduate of the Registered Nursing Assistant program and worked at the Woodstock Hospital until her retirement. 





ANBLPN Summer Hours

We would like to wish all of our registrants a happy and safe summer! The ANBLPN office will maintain regular business hours throughout the summer of Monday - Friday 0830 - 1630.  Please note that on long weekends our office will be closed at 12:00pm the day before for the summer.


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
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Tel: (506) 453-0747 | 1-800-942-0222 | Fax: (506) 459-0503