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The board of directors met on October 17-19, 2016 at the NANB headquarters in Fredericton.

The meeting began with a full-day strategic planning session facilitated by Elaine Leclerc, HCS Training and Consulting.

Review and Monitoring of Board Policies

The Board approved a new process to review and monitor Board policies on a monthly basis thereby increasing direct contact between meetings providing more time for project initiatives and departmental reports, environmental scans, and Board development.

Committee Appointments Resolutions Committee

The Board approved three nurse members from the Bathurst region to the Resolutions Committee for a two-year mandate beginning November 1, 2016 through August 31, 2018. Members are: Susan LeBlanc, Chair; Caroline Hachey; and Rachel Boudreau St-Eloy.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibility to obtain nominations for election to the Association's Board of Directors and is composed of the President-elect as Chair and two nurse directors.

The Board approved Joanne LeBlanc-Chiasson (Region 1) and Lisa Keirstead Johnson (Region 7) to support Karen Frenette (President-elect), Chair, for a one-year term beginning October 2016.

Nurse Practitioner Therapeutics Committee (NPTC)

The NPTC is an advisory committee with a mandate to develop recommendations to the NANB Board of Directors.

The Board approved the appointment of pharmacist Katrina Mulherin to the NPTC from October 18, 2016 to August 31, 2018.

Complaints, Discipline and Review

The Board received an activity report containing hearing and committee statistics for the period of January 1-September 30, 2016.

Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

The Board received a report indicating statistics respecting the number of applications of initial registration received from internationally educated nurses since the year 2006.

The report indicated increasing applicants between 2008-2011 with a peak of 161 applicants in 2010. Applicants have continued to decline over the recent years with 10 applicants in 2016.

Centennial Update

The Board received a calendar of activities and events planned for the remainder of the 2016 calendar year including packaging and preparing a keepsake for all members to receive with the Spring issue of Info Nursing 2017.


Kelly Ebbett, Registrar of the Midwifery Council of New Brunswick gave a presentation to the NANB Board of Directors on the role of the Midwifery.

NANB Document Review/Approval

The Board approved the following:

Revised Document(s)

* Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners

* Guidelines for the Recognition and Management of Problematic Substance Use in the Nursing Profession

All NANB documents and position statements are available on the website or call toll-free 1-800-442-4417.

Next Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2017 at the NANB Headquarters, Fredericton.

Observers are welcome at all Board of Director's meetings. Please contact Paulette Poirier, Executive Assistant Corporate Secretary: 506-459-2858 / 1-800-442-4417
2016-2017 NANB Board of Directors

President            Brenda Kinney, RN
President-elect      Karen Frenette, RN
Director, Region 1   Joanne LeBlanc-Chiasson, RN
Director, Region 2   Jillian Ring, NP
Director, Region 3   Amy McLeod, RN
Director, Region 4   France Marquis, RN
Director, Region 5   Therese Thompson, NP
Director, Region 6   Annie Boudreau, RN
Director, Region 7   Lisa Keirstead Johnston, RN
Public Director      Rebecca Butler
Public Director      Joanne Sonier
Public Director      Edward Dube
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Title Annotation:BOARDROOM Notes; Nurses Association of New Brunswick
Publication:Info Nursing
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Mar 22, 2017
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