National Campaign: Transforming Health Care
The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is the national peak body for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses in Australia. The ACNP has developed the Transforming Health Care initiative to provide 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 campaign has a dedicated website Transforming Health Care where you can connect and explore more about Nurse Practitioners. The campaign website contains stories about Nurse Practitioners in Australia, Resources, News, Media, Events, Careers and Contacts.
You can download useful resources, take part in the polls, subscribe to the latest newsletter, catch up on the latest blogs and find an NP. There is plenty to explore, check it out today!
To assist with the education of the role of Nurse Practitioners in the community the ACNP has developed two 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 videos learn more:
PART 1: Get to Know Australian Nurse Practitioners
PART 2: The Passion of Australian Nurse Practitioners
Get Involved In Your Campaign
The campaign needs your assistance! It is a great time to get invovled and be part of your national campaign by helping to spread the word. You can do this by:
- Following the campaign socials
- Subscribing to the campaign newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news
- Taking the polls that helps us to learn more about visitors to the website
- Download resources - you can also pin them up in your workplace