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Nurse Practitioner Week 12-18 December 2022

We acknowledge and celebrate the incredible team of nurse practitioners who help us to achieve the purpose of making a positive difference in the lives of their patients and their community. This is in line with the 2022 Nurse Practitioner Week theme of "Nurse Practitioners: the essential differe

At Next Practice Deakin, we believe in a team-based approach to care. The Nurse Practitioners predominantly support care provision in residential aged care, care of housebound people and also in elderly retirement facilities. They can:

  • diagnose and treat a variety of health-related conditions
  • prescribe medications
  • order and interpret pathology and radiology tests
  • initiate referrals to other health professionals
  • case management and care coordination

The nurse practitioners, Joanne Dean, Jan Scott, Nilly Ran, Nikki Johnston and Robyne Hingley work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians with the GPs, practice nurses, practice pharmacist, social worker and patient advocates. We're privileged to support a fantastic team and grateful to be involved in training nurse practitioners by supporting clinical experience for their interprofessional hours.

Click here for more information on nurse practitioners.