Nurse Practitioner

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A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with a high level of training and expertise that provides advanced and extended nursing care to patients. Nurse Practitioners are able to autonomously perform advanced physical assessment, order and interpret the results of diagnostic tests, prescribe medications and initiate referral to Specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals.


The role of a Nurse Practitioner requires qualification and often up to five years professional experience as a Registered Nurse, along with completion of a postgraduate Nurse Practitioner program of study.