Years of study
Median age of
professionals in this field
3-year public sector job
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed a nurse practitioner program and have advanced knowledge and clinical expertise. This additional education gives them the authority to diagnose and prescribe. In New Brunswick, as elsewhere, nurse practitioners work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare system to care for the physical, emotional, and social aspects of their clients’ health needs. Nurse practitioners are also valuable team members of our province’s healthcare system, as they continue helping patients who have complex or chronic illnesses.
Nurse practitioners in New Brunswick are essential collaborators with other health professionals – performing physical assessments on the patient, prescribing medication, and ordering laboratory and diagnostic tests, like lab work, chest x-rays, and other procedures. They collaborate with other physicians or nurse practitioners, and may even perform procedures on patients, depending on their specific healthcare focus. Generally, nurse practitioners are healthcare professionals who treat the whole person. It’s a career ideal for registered nurses who want to want to expand their role and impact on patients.