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.
For more information and to receive regular invitations to the NP Information and Support Series, contact 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
Nurse practitioner fellowship
This fellowship is to support nurses registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand to complete and approved clinical master;s degree programme for the nurse practitioner scope of practice in the field of cardiovascular disease. It is required that the applicant has an undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline and at least 4 years experience in an area of practice.
More information about eligibility and guidelines here
2020 Advanced Practice and NP Series
31 March 2020
Implementation of pharmacist-led medication reviews to address polypharmacy and optimise medications in geriatric population
- Natasha Nagar, Specialist Pharmacist in Elderly Care, CCDHB
25 February 2020
Constipation - a review of CCDHB's recent guidelines and recommended medications for constipation in hospitalised and community adults
- Dr Abdullah Alhaidari, Orthogeriatric Consultant, Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health (ORA), CCDHB
26 November 2019
When, what, how and how much?
A practical session on managing patients that need standard supplements to improve their nutrition
- Jo Stewart, Dietitian and Professional Leader
29 October 2019
The impact of frailty on prescribing medication
- Dr Chris Cameron, General Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist
|24 September 2019|
Verification and Certification of Death: What is happening locally and nationally
- 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
- 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
- Moira Gilmour, Nurse Practitioner
26 March 2019
Legislative change to enable Nurse Practitioners and update from the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer
- 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
- Lisa Reid, Nurse Practitioner