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Welcome to the NT branch of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
Nurse Practitioners across Australia are looking forward to the 12th annual ACNP conference, mark your diaries for Brisbane 4th to 7th September 2017. The 2017 conference will continue to integrate NursePrac ED and include new clinical streams including NursePrac Chronic Disease and NursePrac Primary Health Care. Consider submitting an abstract and show off the quality work Nurse Practitioners do across remote Australia. A quality conference needs a wide range of quality abstracts, so also encourage your colleagues to submit a poster or paper.
The Office of the Chief Nurse & Midwife facilitates a regular teleconference for all NP across the NT to share experiences and maintain links. These teleconferences can be attended in person or by dialling in. The combined teleconference, face to face, meeting provides opportunity to hear from Nurse Practitioners across the NT as well as input at a strategic level from the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife. Anyone interested in linking into these teleconferences should contact Professor Sandra Dunn in the Office of the Chief Nurse & Midwife via [email protected].
Although one of the most sparsely populated jurisdictions in Australia, we are privileged to have access to a tertiary educational institution offering a Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner degree. Entry to this course requires the completion of a Graduate Diploma in your area of practice. Potential Nurse Practitioner Candidates who wish to study in the NT should look at http://www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/nursing/postg-nur... or contact Sue Lenthall at the Centre for Remote Health on [email protected]; There is a dedicated group of Nurse Practitioner candidates from across the country currently working through their masters degrees.
As the number of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner candidates in the NT increases we are seeing more opportunities for networking and professional development. We will also start to see improvement in patient care as more highly skilled clinical nurses become embedded into NT health care structures. I welcome input and feedback regarding upcoming educational events, information sessions and networks and look forward to hearing from you.
Lyn Byers, NP
NT ACNP Chapter Chair
If you would like a contact in the NT, the following people would be happy to assist. You can contact one of them via our contact us page.
Lyn Byers, NP
Stuart Mobsby NP