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Nurse practitioner 10 year plan survey

December 13, 2021

The Department of Health (the Department) is developing a 10 year plan for nurse practitioners. The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan (NP 10 Year Plan) is to describe a set of actions that can be taken to address nurse practitioner workforce issues of national significance and enhance the delivery of nursing care to the Australian community. The Plan will include 1 to 3 year, 5 year and 10 year goals. Development of the NP 10 Year Plan will occur concurrently with the development of the National Nursing Strategy, due to the critical role nurse practitioners play in broader nursing career pathways and health care outcomes for patients.

To inform the NP 10 Year Plan we are seeking stakeholder views on the issues which may have an impact on the delivery of care by nurse practitioners and seeking suggestions on innovations to enhance the delivery of care. A consultation paper has been developed with background information about the current arrangements for nurse practitioners in Australia and to highlight some of the issues that have been raised by stakeholders to date. This paper, together with a survey, are available on the Department of Health’s Consultation Hub.

You are invited to provide feedback by completing the survey. Alternatively, you can provide a written submission to nursepolicy@health.gov.au. Submissions close on 20 December 2021.

Complete the survey