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Advanced practice and nurse practitioner 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.

Contact

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
email: helen.costello@ccdhb.org.nz

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

 

2019 Advanced Practice and NP Series

26 November 2019

When, what, how and how much?

A practical session on managing patients that need standard supplements to improve their nutrition

Presented by:

  • Jo Stewart, Dietitian and Professional Leader

29 October 2019

The impact of frailty on prescribing medication

Presented by:

  • Dr Chris Cameron, General Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist
24 September 2019

Verification and Certification of Death: What is happening locally and nationally

Presented by:

  • Gabrielle Dirscoll, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care
  • Lesley Maskery, Nurse Practitioner, Psychogeriatric Services

27 August 2019

The route to NP - Combining a Clinical Masters with a Research Masters

Presented by:

  • Blair Bishop, Nurse Practitioner, Addiction Services, MHAIDS

30 July 2019

Sharing the challenges towards a NP position and the gains for clients made along the way with the innovative nurse-lead clinics established

Presented by:

  • Moira Gilmour, Nurse Practitioner

26 March 2019

Legislative change to enable Nurse Practitioners and update from the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer

Presented by:

  • Jane Bodkin, Chief Advisor

26 February 2019

Nurse Practitioner (working in primary care) recently registered from the NP Training Programme

- shares her role development and current practice

Presented by:

  • Lisa Reid, Nurse Practitioner

 

 

Last updated 15 November 2019.