Committees

Have you ever considered volunteering on one of NANB’s Committees? Now is your chance!

Why volunteer?

  • Networking opportunities with peers;
  • Protect self-regulation of nurses in the interest of the public;
  • Advocate for the nursing profession;
  • Develop leadership skills.

NANB is currently looking to fill several vacancies on the following committees:

  • Complaints Committee;
  • Discipline and Review Committee;
  • Nursing Education Advisory Committee;
  • CNPS Assistance Review Committee (National Committee).

Qualifications:

  • Registered nurse or nurse practitioner in good standing;
  • Knowledge of scope of practice of nursing, practice standards, and entry-level competencies;
  • Must have at least 5 years of nursing experience;
  • Ability to participate in meetings in Fredericton and/or by teleconference.

Role of Public Members:

As a regulatory body mandated to protect the public, NANB also needs public members to sit on all of our standing committees to ensure that the public is fairly represented.

Public members are individuals who are not now and have never been registered nurses. Public members should have an interest in the New Brunswick healthcare system, previous committee or board experience, time to devote to the role and knowledge of the nursing profession.

If you know of any members of the public who may be interested to join one of our committees, please advise them to get in touch with us!

Selection Process:

Applications in response to this call for committee members are reviewed by NANB staff who then make recommendations to the Board for appointments using the following criteria:

  • Geographic area;
  • Language;
  • Years of nursing experience;
  • Area of nursing practice;
  • Overall composition of each committee.

If you are interested in making a difference in the nursing profession, please contact Sophie Noël for more information. Only members selected for appointment will be contacted. New committee members will begin serving their first 2-year term on September 1, 2018 and may be up for re-appointment for a second term.

For more information, contact Sophie Noël.

This Committee is the first step in the Professional Conduct Review process. Upon receipt of an official complaint, the Committee will consider written documentation and have a hearing via teleconference to determine if the complaint should be referred for a hearing before the Discipline or Review Committee. If the complaint is being referred to a hearing, the Complaints Committee also has the ability to suspend the member’s registration in the interim if they find that the nurse’s practice is a risk to public safety. The Committee can also dismiss a complaint if they find that there is insufficient evidence to support the allegations against the nurse member.

Current vacancies: one (1) nurse member and two (2) public members.

This Committee is the second step in the Professional Conduct Review process. Upon referral of a complaint from the Complaints Committee, the Discipline/Review Committee holds a hearing at NANB’s offices in Fredericton. After considering live testimony and supporting documentary evidence, the Committee must decide if the complaint has been established and if so, must make an order on what conditions, if any, should be imposed on the member’s registration in order for them to be able to practice safe, competent and ethical care in the interest of the public. The Review Committee hears only matters involving a nurse who is suffering from ailments or conditions impacting his/her ability to practice nursing and the Discipline Committee will hear all other matters relating to the conduct and competence of a nurse.

Current vacancies: four (4) nurse members, two (2) public members.

Professional Conduct Review Process

The Nursing Education Advisory Committee helps to inform the NANB Board of Directors in relation to the approval of nursing education programs in New Brunswick. Meeting are scheduled as needed and held by teleconference.

NANB is searching for two new committee members:

  • a practicing nurse practitioner;
  • a public member who has experience and/or knowledge of education, program planning and evaluation.

For more information on NANB’s education program approval process, please see:

Approval Review Process: Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in New Brunswick 

Approval Review Process: Nurse Practitioner Programs in New Brunswick

The Assistance Review Committee for the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is a national committee composed of two members with an active, practicing registration/permit per jurisdictional CNPS member association/college. ARC members are appointed by each member association/college. There is no term limit for these appointments.

ARC considers requests for assistance with regulatory matters using a panel of four members. Selection of the ARC members for a panel must reflect regional representation, professional practice areas, and the CNPS Conflicts of Interest Code.

The CNPS pays for costs such as travel to Ottawa approximately every second year for orientation.

Selection Criteria for Assistance Review Committee Members:

  • Broad experience in a variety of nursing roles or extensive experience in a particular area of clinical practice;
  • Flexible perspective on nursing roles;
  • At least eight (8) years of recent, active clinical experience;
  • Analytical thinker;
  • Common sense approach to problem-solving;
  • Committee experience;
  • Experience with advocacy with nurses;
  • Available at short notice.

Current vacancies: two (2) nurse members.

For more information on the CNPS ARC, please review the following :

Selection Criteria for Assistance Review Committee Members

Terms of Reference of the Assistance Review Committee