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Advanced practice

Nurse practitioners

We have various opportunities available for nurse practitioners to work across multiple specialties, and we support their development through to an advanced practice level.

‘The basis of advanced practice is the high degree of knowledge, skill and experience applied in the nurse-patient/client-relationship in order to achieve optimal outcomes through critical analysis, problem solving and accurate decision-making’
(Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2013).

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a highly skilled registered nurse, who holds a Master of Nursing Degree, and has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Nurse practitioners have an extended scope of practice that includes applying their nursing knowledge and skills to comprehensive clinical practice.

Learn more about nurse practitioner roles.

Our nurse practitioner specialties

We have nurse practitioners working across a range of specialties. They are:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Aged Care
  • Complex wounds
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dementia
  • Emergency
  • Gastroenterology/endoscopy
  • Haematology
  • Hepatology
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Osteoporosis/bone health
  • Paediatric Development
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Paediatric Respiratory
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Sexual Health
  • Trauma
  • Vascular.
Nurse practitioner candidacy

We are committed to developing advanced practice nursing and midwifery roles. Opportunities for nurse practitioner candidacy in identified areas of need are offered regularly.

When employed, we also support nurses onto nurse practitioner candidacy roles to expand on their career paths.

Nurse and midwife navigators

Nurse and midwife navigators are highly skilled clinical professionals, who are focussed on improving the patient journey through a complex health care system. This may include: enhancing patients’ health literacy to support their decision-making, fostering partnerships, and identifying and lessening barriers across health systems.

Most Navigators are grade seven nurses/midwives (clinical nurse consultant equivalent).

Learn more about the nurse navigator and midwife navigator roles.

Our nurse and midwife navigator specialties

Our nurse and midwife navigators currently work within:

  • Aged Care
  • Complex Care Navigators
  • Complex Midwifery
  • Digestive Health
  • Frequent presentations
  • Maternal Foetal Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatal
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma.

Related information

Learn more about our nursing and midwifery careers.

Last updated 18 Jun 2021