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Advanced practice and nurse practitioner information and support series

The Advanced Practice and Nurse Practitioner Information and Support Series welcomes all nurses interested in knowing more about topics related to advanced nursing practice and the Nurse Practitioner (NP) scope of practice.

The topics have relevance across the health care sector and interest nurses working in a range of roles and settings. Therefore people not involved in Nurse Practitioner development also come along.

Each month on the last Tuesday of the month, we gather to hear presenters and to discuss a range of topics that support nurses to understand the process of becoming a Nurse Practitioner and what this level of advanced practice means.


For more information and to receive regular invitations to the NP Information and Support Series, contact Helen Costello.

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Helen Costello
Associate Director of Nursing - Practice Development
DDI: 04 806 0513

Nurse practitioner candidacy programme

The current NP Candidacy Programme successfully prepares candidates for the NP application process managed by the Nursing Council of NZ. Key to the RN transition to the NP scope of practice is the advancing clinical practice and practice leadership.

Nurse practitioner candidacy programme process

Nurse practitioner resources


Last updated 10 January 2017.