What's a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses with advanced education and experience. They have an important role to play in improving the health of New Zealanders and reducing inequalities in access to healthcare.

Nurse Practitioners ("NP"s) are authorised to practise in an expanded nursing role in clinical settings. The NP role includes things that traditionally have been performed by other health professionals, such as prescribing medicines, ordering diagnostic tests, providing WINZ Certificates and much more.

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