Nurse Practitioners in the ACT

Establishing the role of nurse practitioners is part of the ACT Government's commitment to building a strong, sustainable nursing workforce.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) roles provide an exciting opportunity to develop new and innovative models of health service delivery and facilitate the development of the ACT as a centre of nursing & midwifery excellence.

Standard Operating Procedure

The following Standard Operating Procedure pertains to all NPs and other relevant stakeholders who are involved in the establishment, implementation and evaluation of NP positions in the ACT.

This Standard Operating Procedure will inform:

  • organisations considering implementation of NP services,
  • the NP of their role and responsibilities in the establishment and implementation of a NP position,
  • registered nurses considering employment in a NP position, and
  • registered nurses employed within the ACT wishing to enrol in courses leading to endorsement as an NP.

It is important to note that, just as with any other professional qualification or authorisation, being registered as a NP does not automatically result in a position being created.

Any registered nurse, considering the clinical career pathway of NP, must be aware that course enrolment and successful study completion to attain authorisation is done so with the knowledge that this may not result in employment opportunities in the particular speciality area as a NP.


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Contact us

For additional information please contact:

Nursing and midwifery Office

Level 1, Building

 Phone: (02) 6174 7058