Registered nurse scope of practice

Consultation on the registered nurse scope of practice under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003)

The Nursing Council of New Zealand has concerns that some expanded roles for registered nurses do not fit within the present scope of practice description.  Nursing Council’s role under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003) (the Act) is to determine the scope of practice in the interest of public safety. Read more.