Author: Lee, G.


An Exploration of Staff Knowledge on the Nurse Practitioner’s Role in the Emergency Department

Background: The role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) was introduced to the Emergency Department (ED) at a metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, Australia in July 2004. Aims: The aims of the study were to explore staff knowledge of the NP role. Methods: A survey was used to elicit the information from the ED staff. The survey used was […]

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A Clinical Internship Model for the Nurse Practitioner Programme

Nurse practitioners in Victoria, Australia must be prepared to Masters level before seeking nurse practitioner (NP) endorsement. The challenge from a university curriculum development perspective was to develop a programme that prepares the NP theoretically and clinically for their advanced practice role. The aim of this discussion paper is to outline how the internship model […]

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Perceived Barriers to the Sustainability and Progression of Nurse Practitioners

Background: In 1998 in Victoria, Australia, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) model was considered with projects exploring the potential for NP implementation in emergency departments (EDs). Aims: The aim of this study is to explore the perceived barriers to progression and sustainability of the NP role in Victoria. A survey of the 17 EDs involved in […]

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Evaluating Outcomes of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Role in a Major Urban Emergency Department, Melbourne, Australia
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