New Zealand Scope of Practice and Qualifications - Nurse Practitioner

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

26 February 2015

The College of Surgeons does not support a broad scope of practice that is undefined. An undefined broad scope of practice may lead to practitioners practising outside their specialty areas and without sufficient training, experience and continuing professional development.

Advanced nursing skills and knowledge are essential and will help to differentiate a nurse practitioner from a registered nurse or registered nurse first surgical assistant.