Nurse practitioner is a legal title for a nurse who has completed advanced education and training in a specific area.
Nurse practitioners are highly educated and experienced health professionals working to improve health and to reduce inequalities in health. They are a key component of the health and disability workforce of the future, with the potential to improve health status and to reduce the national burden of chronic disease. Nurse practitioners can assist in realising the NZ Disability Strategy’s vision of a non-disabling society.
The Nurse Practitioners website provides information about the development of the nurse practitioner role, and its application and practice in New Zealand. This includes practical guides, case studies and resources.