The aim is to investigate the concept of “nurse practitioner” and self assessed needs for prescribing rights for a group of mainly rural nurses working in a variety of practices. These nurses are employed by a wide variety of institutions,: ie self employed nurses associated with the Independent Nurse Practitioners Association (IPA), nurses employed in rural GP’s private practices, nurses employed by Community Trusts, and possibly two groups of nurses employed by the West Coast and the Southland District Health boards. The aim is to elicit the variety of their opinions on a topic which has become increasingly controversial (the “nurse practitioner”). This controversy is particularly apparent between the Nursing Council and the IPA (who both lay claim to the title) and is also regarded with mixed feelings by the medical fraternity. Information on these topics will be obtained via open ended interviews on the subjects. These interviews will be conducted via telephone.
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