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The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is the national peak body for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses in Australia.   The ACNP is active in advancing nursing practice and improving access to health care. 

Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), Nurse Practitioners are focused on improving access to treatment, providing efficient, cost-effective care, and dedicated to improving health outcomes of all Australians, particularly those designated as at-risk populations, such as aged care, indigenous populations and general primary health care in remote and rural and regional areas.

The Nurse Practitioner scope of practice enables legal request and review of the most appropriate diagnostic tests, initiation of referrals to and from relevant healthcare providers, prescription of necessary medications and collaboration with nurse and other healthcare professionals to ensure the provision of holistic care.

Please feel free to explore, learn more about the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), Nurse Practitioners and how to become a ACNP member.

Visit the History of the Nurse Practitioner movement in Australia for insight into the origins and development of the Australian Nurse Practitioner role.

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  • Nurses and their role in Mental Health 22nd October 2021 An open letter from Peak Nursing Organisations on Nurses and their role in Mental Health. We write to you on behalf of a number of Nursing Organisations, Colleges and Peak Bodies to express our support for the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses call for more inclusion of mental health n... ... more
  • Radio Interview with ABC Radio, Melbourne Sammy J and Professor Julie Leask 4th September 2021 Listen to the interview with Professor Julie Leask, Vaccine uptake expert at University of Sydney and advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) with Sammy J, ABC Breakfast Victoria on the exclusion of Nurse Practitioners in the COVID vaccine rollout. ... more
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