Perceptions of NP Roles in Australia: Nurse Practitioners, Managers, and Policy Advisors

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The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of Nurse Practitioner (NP) roles from NP, nurse manager and nurse policy adviser perspectives. A questionnaire formed Phase 1 of a mixed methods study with 176 responses (40% response rate).
Results indicate that although there is a generally positive regard for NPs, there is evidence of a difference in perception between the stakeholder groups. The finding of the nurse policy participants having a lower overall perception rating score is significant given this is the group which drives policy at state and territory levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e303-e310
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • nurse manager
  • nurse practicioner
  • policy
  • policy advisor
  • role perceptions

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