Take your nursing career to the next level as a nurse
practitioner and see the difference you make – every day.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are expert, highly qualified nurses who work autonomously at an advanced level of practice. NPs assess and diagnose patients, request and interpret tests, prescribe therapies and medications, and receive and make referrals to other health practitioners.
From neonates to aged care, emergency to women’s health and rural healthcare, NPs deliver care across the life span in a broad range of health settings.
NPs are registered nurses who have undertaken post graduate education (minimum of graduate certificate) in their specialty area in addition to specific NP master’s level education.
Training and education includes 5,000 hours of advanced practice prior to being endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Build your NP career with a funded scholarship at Graduate Diploma (for specialist knowledge) and Masters levels (NP).
NSW Health uses a transitional NP pathway (Transitional Nurse Practitioner) to employ nurses while they complete their education and training.
Meet Tristan and Las, two nurse practitioners from Hornsby Hospital emergency department where no two days are the same