Nurse Practitioner

We have a Nurse Practitioner in our Urgent Care Clinic.She has completed advanced training through the University of Auckland and is registered as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing Council of New ZealandShe is able to see andtreat patients independently and is licenced to prescribe medications

Amor Kisling

Nurse Practitioner

Scope of practice for nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners have advanced education, clinical training and the demonstrated competence and legal authority to practice beyond the level of a registered nurse. Nurse practitioners work autonomously and in collaborative teams with other health professionals to promote health, prevent disease, and improve access and population health outcomes for a specific patient group or community. Nurse practitioners manage episodes of care as the lead healthcare provider in partnership with health consumers and their families/whānau. Nurse practitioners combine advanced nursing knowledge and skills with diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic knowledge to provide patient-centered healthcare services including the diagnosis and management of health consumers with common and complex health conditions. They provide a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions, ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, prescribing medicines within their area of competence and admitting and discharging from hospital and other healthcare services/settings. As clinical leaders they work across healthcare settings and influence health service delivery and the wider profession. Nurse practitioners are authorized prescribers (along with doctors, optometrists and midwives) under the Medicines Act Downloaded from http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Nurses/Scopes-of-practice/Nurse-practitioneron 14 Feb 2018