What is Advanced Practice?

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Lecture Overview

Many health professionals are already working at an advanced level but in some cases this may be unrecognised or unsupported. Advanced practice is essential in meeting the future health needs of our community. This introductory session of the conference will briefly review the current definitions of advanced practice in Australia and consider how practices are evolving and why there is an increased need for advanced practice roles.


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