Nurse Practitioner Career Path
Application to become endorsed as a nurse practitioner is made to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). As a skilled and experienced nursing role functioning in both collaborative and autonomous practice, a number of key requirements are necessary. To consider this as your next career option and to be ready for this step, the following is required:
- Current registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse in Australia without conditions/restrictions relating to unsatisfactory professional practice
- Equivalent full time experience of at least three years (5,000 hours) at an advanced clinical nursing level of practice
- Completion of an NMBA approved Masters course In addition, endorsement as a nurse practitioner will be in the area of clinical speciality that you will practice as a nurse practitioner.
The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner enables nurse practitioners to manage episodes of care, including focused care, as a primary provider.Download Postcard