Hear stories from two inspirational leading-nurse practitioners who have managed to effect changes in policy and legislation. Come away with methods and tools for how you, too, can transform challenges specific to nurse practitioners, into opportunities.
Kathy was endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner in 2008 in the specialty practice area of emergency nursing. Kathy has a variety of experience in a number of clinical and educational sectors and is the current courses coordinator for the Masters of Nurse Practitioner program at La Trobe University. She was instrumental in the development of the newly developed therapeutic medication management subjects and coordinates these subjects for nurse practitioner students and advanced health practitioners. Kathy has been involved in researching the NP role for a number of years and completed her PhD in 2017 which looked at the role of the emergency nurse practitioner, post endorsement. Kathy is a Director of Nurse Practitioner Locum Solutions and is the current National Secretary of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
Leanne Boase is a Nurse Practitioner with a background in critical care and paediatrics. She currently practices across four 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 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).