Monash Health is very proud to support the roles of Nurse Practitioners across our organisation and to provide this webpage as a point of information for those interested in the Nurse Practitioner role. 

Please refer the Monash Health Nurse Practitioner information package which contains detailed information around the Nurse Practitioner program delivered here at Monash Health.

Nurse Practitioners at Monash Health

The Nurse Practitioner program within Monash Health commenced in July 2004. With the support of the Nursing & Midwifery Executive Leadership Team (NMELT) at Monash Health, new Nurse Practitioner roles have been developed.  We have endorsed Nurse Practitioners in the areas of:

  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Emergency
  • Mental Health / Eating Disorders
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology

At Monash Health we currently have Nurse Practitioner candidates in the following clinical areas:

  • Chronic Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatology
  • Paediatric Oncology

Monash Health are developing further Nurse Practitioner roles in the areas of:

  • Aged Palliative Care
  • Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatric Oncology/Palliative Care
  • Pain Management

Uniquely within Monash Health the Nursing & Midwifery Executive Leadership Team (NMELT) has recognised the important contribution made by Nurse Practitioners and acknowledges that Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner candidate (NP/NPC) roles have shared objectives and challenges.  For these reasons Monash Health supports monthly meetings held by the NP/NPC group.  These meetings enable:

  • Collaborate approaches to overcoming the challenges common to these pioneering roles
  • Sharing of innovations for the role across specialty areas
  • Mentorship
  • Review of and contribution to NP/NPC documents & processes
  • Professional development and education
  • Opportunities for research
  • Reporting NP/NPC activities
  • Development of a clinical internship

 

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