National Campaign: Transforming Health Care
In 2018, the ACNP developed the Transforming Health Care campaign aimed at providing valuable information to the public about the benefits of having Nurse Practitioners as part of your usual health care team; and to advise the healthcare sector about the advantages of increasing access to Nurse Practitioners across inpatient, outpatient and community settings.
Supported by the Commonwealth Department of Health, the Transforming Health Care campaign highlights the vital role that Nurse Practitioners have in the healthcare and community environments. Our aim is to connect directly with Australian communities and promote the value of Nurse Practitioners in addressing service shortfalls thereby improving the health care outcomes of Australians.
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority, Nurse Practitioners are focused on improving access to treatment, providing cost-effective care, and targeting at-risk populations including aged care and indigenous populations in remote and rural areas. Educated at Masters level and found throughout Australia, Nurse Practitioners work as key health care providers in regional, remote, and metropolitan areas to perform advanced physical assessments, order diagnostic tests, initiate referrals to healthcare providers, prescribe medications and collaborate with other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide holistic care to patients.
The national campaign has now concluded, however we invite you to learn more about Nurse Practitioners through the ACNP website.
To assist with the education of the role of Nurse Practitioners in the community the ACNP has developed videos where you have the opportunity to meet some of the amazing NPs around Australia and learn more about their important roles and contribution to their communities.
Click on the video links below to learn more:
- ACNP Television Commercial creating greater awareness of Nurse Practitioners.
- Get to know Australian Nurse Practitioners
- The passion of Australian Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioners - Adding value to Australian Health Care