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Nurse practitioners (NP)

Nurse practitioners are primary health care providers who can look after all your health care needs.

Who are nurse practitioners?

Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have completed a nurse practitioner program in primary health care and have advanced knowledge, skills and clinical expertise. They are licensed to practice through the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB).

Nurse Practitioners work independently in a collaborative environment with other health care professionals. They are trained to diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, and prescribe medications, treatments and therapies.

Horizon employs over 80 nurse practitioners.


What do nurse practitioners do?

  • Are primary care providers
  • Offer client-centred care, including health promotion; disease and injury prevention; and curative, supportive and rehabilitative care throughout the client's lifespan
  • NPs work with various population groups, immigrants, First Nations communities  
  • Diagnose, treat and manage acute or chronic illnesses
  • Order screening and diagnostic tests including X-rays, ECGs, etc.
  • Prescribe medications and monitor their effectiveness
  • Refer clients, if needed, to specialists or other health care professionals

The above is what makes the practice of nurse practitioners different from registered nurses.


Where do nurse practitioners practice?

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