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Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled autonomous health practitioners who have advanced education, clinical training and demonstrated competency. They have the legal authority to practice beyond the level of a registered nurse.


Entry level nurse practitioners with 1-3 years experience earns on average $91,803.

Job Opportunities

Study length

To become a Nurse Practitioner you need:

A completed master’s in an approved clinical degree,
A minimum of four year’s experience in a specific area of selected practice
To have passed an assessment approved by a panel against the nurse practitioner’s competencies
Be in accordance with The Vulnerable Children Act 2014

To become a Nurse Practitioner you need:

Primary Care
Lead Health Care Provider
Advisor for District Health Boards or non-Government organisations