Nursing Resource Hub

The following are a few of the resources found on Horizon’s Nursing Resource Hub, available to staff on Skyline (intranet).

Nursing Mentorship Program

Horizon’s goal is to build capacity regionally for standardized nursing mentorship programs promoting safe quality patient care while improving retention of all nursing staff.

The vision of the Nursing Mentorship Program at Horizon will create a culture where mentoring values and behaviours become firmly embedded in daily nursing practice. Formal mentorship starts immediately during orientation and extends both formally and informally throughout the first year. 

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Program goals

  • Build capacity and sustainability for mentorship in all practice areas
  • Effective mentorship relationships by supporting all mentor/mentee dyads
  • Effective selection/pairing of mentors for dyads in all practice settings
  • Successful integration and transition of new nursing employees
  • Development and implementation of a Retired RN Mentorship program in specialty areas

​Who is mentorship for?

The Nursing Mentorship team supports:

  • Graduate nurses (GNs), graduate practical nurses (GPNs)
  • Internationally educated nurses (IENs)
  • ​Newly hired RNs, LPNs or PCAs transitioning to a new unit, department, or facility
  • Nursing student employees


Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Primary health care nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with advanced education, whose practice is focused on providing services to manage the health needs of individuals, families and communities.

Nurse Practitioners are members of the interdisciplinary health team whose role is both autonomous and collaborative in nature. They practice in a variety of settings; emergency room, nursing homes, urgent care, health centres, collaborative practice settings, health clinics, and community health centers.

NPs under the Nurses Act (2002) are authorized to:​​

  • Diagnosis or assess a disease, disorder or condition and communicate the diagnosis or assessment to the client;
  • Order and interpret screening and diagnostic tests;
  • Select, prescribe and monitor the effectiveness of drugs; and
  • Order the application of forms of energy.

This authority makes the practice of nurse practitioners differ​ent from that of all other registered nurses. NPs are licensed through Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB). 

NPs assess, diagnosis, treat, manage, monitor, and evaluate clients health conditions within the limits of their educational preparation, competence, and legislated scope. 

NOTE: Addition information can be found on Skyline (Horizon’s intranet for staff)