A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions. NPs have completed additional university study at Master’s degree level and are the most senior clinical nurses in our health care system. The title “Nurse Practitioner” can only be used by a person who has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
National standards for practice ensure that Nurse Practitioners are capable of providing high quality, patient centred care. They are also capable in clinical research, education and leadership as applied to clinical care and health service development.
Nurse Practitioners work as key members of the healthcare team and collaborate with other nurses and healthcare professionals including your GP, medical and surgical specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, social workers, and many others.
ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION
- Providing health care in all states and territories in Australia
- Provide patient rebates through Medicare
- Prescriptions and access to PBS medicines
- Referrals for patients to hospitals and specialists
- Ordering of x-rays and diagnostic tests
- Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)