Get Involved

NANB offers members many ways to become involved with the work of the Association.

NANB members are invited to write to the President and/or Executive Director.

Volunteer

Through NANB, nurses have been making their voices heard at all levels on issues such as health care reform, future nursing education and quality of work life. Nurses have successfully brought about changes in these and other important areas. You too could play a key role in these changing times, as an elected NANB Director.

Running for office allows you to influence health care policies, broaden your horizons, network with other leaders, expand your leadership skills, and make things happen in the nursing profession. See the Board of Directors structure.

Become a Candidate

Becoming a candidate is easier than you think! Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • You must be nominated for a specific position; and
  • You must be nominated by two individual practising members of NANB.

Download the nomination forms. You must check with your employer at the time of your nomination to ensure permission is granted for the necessary absences during scheduled meetings and copy your employers support to NANB.

Board members participate in Board meetings held four times a year (January, March, June and September). Board meetings are usually no more than two days in length. Directors must attend a minimum of three meetings per year. Other committee meetings are held periodically throughout the year. Board directors are expected to participate on specific NANB committees such as Finance, Executive or other working groups.

All elected Directors serve a three- year mandate and may re-offer for an additional three year term. The President and President-elect hold two year terms. With the exception of the President-elect, there is no automatic progression from one office to another.

NANB will cover your travel and accommodation expenses, with a daily meal allowance provided. In addition, salary replacement is available to your employer if you must be replaced while on NANB business.

We recommend that nominees contact NANB (nanb@nanb.nb.ca) to receive a copy of the Director role description.

Committee Members

The Nurses Act mandates the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) to maintain a number of standing committees. They are:

  • the Complaints Committee;
  • the Discipline / Review Committee; and
  • the Nursing Education Advisory Committee.

These committees allow members to be a part of a process that ensures the public is protected and that New Brunswickers receive safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care.

Different factors are considered when selecting committee members, such as:

  • geographical area
  • language
  • years of nursing experience
  • area of nursing experience
  • the committee’s specific terms of reference

Committee Members Needed

Public Members

Members of the public serve as public directors on the Board of Directors and as public members on the Complaints Committee, the Discipline / Review Committee and the Nursing Education Advisory Committee, on a voluntary basis. Public members are individuals who are not now, and have never been registered nurses.

Public members should have:

  • An interest in the health and welfare of the public
  • Previous committee or board experience
  • Time to devote to the role and have some knowledge about the nursing profession

If you are interested in becoming involved in one of the standing committees as a nurse member or as a volunteer public member, please contact NANB.

Support Nursing Education

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to nursing education, but are unsure of how to contribute, you might think of donating to one of the educational awards established by the Association. Private donors may contribute to any of these awards. For more information on the awards and how to contribute, please contact UNBUdeM student services, or the Canadian Nurses Foundation.