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The potential of nurse practitioners in primary healthcare

In NZ approximately 150 Nurse Practitioners (of almost 300 total) are now working in primary health care. The role stands poised to make a vital contribution to sustaining service delivery in many communities. This presentation aims to dispel myths and misconceptions about the role and to contribute towards future effective collaboration with clinical partners.

Professor Jenny Carryer is currently Professor of Nursing at Massey University, New Zealand and Executive Director of the New Zealand College of Nurses. Aotearoa (NZ). Holds clinical postgraduate qualifications in oncology and cardiovascular nursing and in counselling. Has conducted extensive research and publication in the areas of primary health services, development of the Nurse Practitioner role and long-term condition management. Has completed over 80 peer-reviewed publications in nursing, medical and health journals. Former member of the Ministerial Taskforce on Nursing, the Primary Health Care Advisory Council to the Minister of Health, the Nurse Practitioner Development and Employment group for the Minister of Health. Currently chairing the Governance Group overseeing the Nursing Workforce Program for Health Workforce New Zealand and Chair of the NZ National Nurse Leaders Group. Awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2000.

Date Thursday, 23 November 2017
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentGeneral Practice and Rural Health (DSM)

Room 153, Dept. of General Practice & Rural Health, 55 Hanover Street, Dunedin

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