What Is A Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with an additional university Master’s degree. They have the experience and training to diagnose and treat people of all ages for a variety of acute or chronic conditions. Nurse Practitioners work collaboratively with other nurses and healthcare professionals to care for the health needs of the community.
NPs can provide advanced nursing care to patients. This may include undertaking diagnoses and health assessments, prescribing medications and therapies, and referring to specialist medical practitioners or other health professionals.
Did You Know NPs...
- Can provide patient rebates through medicare
- Provide presciptions and access to PBS medicines
- Can refer patients to hospitals and specialists
- Can order x-rays and diagnostic test