Expanding Your Scope of Practice

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Lecture Overview

Nurses respond to the needs of patients by adapting, extending, or changing their scope of practice. The challenge can lie in the process. How do you expand or change your scope of practice to ensure you are working within the legislation, regulations, and policies of your employer?


Portrait of Leanne Boase
Leanne Boase

Leanne Boase is a nurse practitioner with a background in critical care and paediatrics. She currently practices across three GP clinics in Melbourne. She has also built, owned and operated her own GP practice and is now a director of the Prime Medical Property Group, developing and building properties in the health sector. Leanne also does business planning and is the author of 'Medical Business Management', aimed at assisting health professionals to start their own businesses. Leanne is the current president and a fellow of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. She works as a casual academic. Her qualifications include a master of nursing (nurse practitioner) and a master of health science (education). See Educator Profile