The first decade of nurse practitioners in New Zealand: A survey of an evolving practice

Mary Jo Gagan, Michal Boyd, Ken Wysocki, Diane June Williams

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Abstract

Background: Nurse practitioners (NPs) have been registered in New Zealand (NZ) since 2002. This article describes a sample of their practices and outcomes across a variety of healthcare specialties. The PEPPA model was used as a guide for the organization of data, the discussion of findings, and recommendations for the future.
Methods: Two e-mailed surveys of registered NPs (including qualitative and quantitative data) were conducted by the professional organization, NPNZ in 2011 and 2012.
Conclusions: After 10 years, NPs in NZ demonstrated efficient practice and have produced measurable improved healthcare outcomes.
Implications for practice: NP practices are continuing to develop and are contributing to increased access to health care and improved health outcomes in NZ.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-619
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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