Clinical care

It is within a nurse practitioner’s ability to assess and diagnose health problems, order and interpret diagnostic investigations, formulate and assess response to treatment plans, prescribe medicines and refer to other health professionals within their individual areas of competence. Nurse practitioners may also admit and discharge consumers from health services, including hospital settings. [1]

Aligns with Nurse Practitioner standards for practice including:

Statement 3.1:

NPs use professional knowledge when prescribing indicated non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.

Statement 3.2:

NPs manage episodes of care, establishing and maintaining respectful relationships with people at the centre of care.

Link to Standards

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