Nurse Practitioners in Northland

Nurse Practitioner Qualifications

To register in the nurse practitioner scope of practice, the following qualifications are required:

  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand in the registered nurse scope of practice; and
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a specific area of practice; and
  • The completion of an approved clinical master’s degree programme which includes demonstration of the competencies for advanced practice and prescribing applied within a defined area of practice of the nurse practitioner. The programme must include relevant theory and concurrent practice; or
  • The completion of an equivalent overseas clinically focused master’s degree qualification which meets the requirement specified above; and
  • Passing an assessment by an approved panel against the nurse practitioner competencies.
Nurse Practitioners
  • are expert nurses who work within a specific area of practice incorporating advanced knowledge and skills. 
  • practise both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals to promote health, prevent disease and to diagnose, assess and manage people’s health needs.
  • provide a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions, including differential diagnoses, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests
  • work in partnership with individuals, families, whanau and communities across a range of settings.
  • prescribe medicines within their specific area of practice.
  • demonstrate leadership as consultants, educators, managers and researchers

Nurse practitioners are authorised prescribers under the Medicines Amendment Act 2013

Continuing Competence Requirements

Every 3 years prescribing nurse practitioners will be required to provide evidence that they have maintained competence, when they apply for their practising certificate. This evidence includes:

  • Ongoing peer review of their prescribing practice by an authorised prescriber; and
  • A minimum of 40 hours per year of professional development over a 3 year period; and
  • A minimum of 40 days per year of ongoing nursing practice over a 3 year period within their defined area

Click here for advice for aspiring Nurse Practioners.

Nurse Practitioner Profiles - Te Tai Tokerau, Northland
  Adrianne Murray
  • Iwi: Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi
  • NP area of practice: Primary health care – Whanau Ora (2005)
  • Employed by: Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika
  • Based: Kaitaia/ East Coast of Northland
Click here to read more about Adrianne.
  Helen Topia
  • Iwi: Ngāti Whatua
  • Iwi connections: Te Rarawa and Whakatohea
  • NP area of practice: High dependency nursing primary health care – Adult and chronic disease management (2006)
  • Employed by: Coast to Coast Health, AUT
  • Based: Northland/ North Shore
Click here to read more about Helen. 
       
   Rhoena Davis
  • Iwi: Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngati Hine and Ngati Manu - Nga Puhi Nui Tonu
  • NP area of Practice: Whanau Ora (2010)
  • Employed by: Whangaroa Health Services Trust
  • Based: Whangaroa
Click here to read more about Rhoena.
 

Kathryn Menary

  • Iwi: European Maori
  • NP area of practice: Primary health care across the lifespan, with prescribing (2011). Adult & chronic disease management. Special interest in diabetes
  • Employed by: Broadway Health Centre
  • Based: Kaikohe

Click here to read more about Kathryn.

       
 

 
Sarah Waldron    

  • Iwi: Parents are from Yorkshire in the north of England (emigrated to New Zealand in 1954)
  • NP area of practice: Primary Health (2011)
  • Employed by: The Bayview Medical Centre            
  • Based: Paihia

Click here to read more about Sarah.

  Margarita Bartlett
  • Iwi: Maltese
  • NP area of practice: Primary health care across the lifespan (2012)
  • Employed by: Ki A Ora Ngatiwai
  • Based: Kamo

Click here to read more about Margarita.
       
  Josephine Davis
  • Iwi: Nga Puhi
  • Hapu: Ngāti Manu, Ngāti Kopaki
  • NP area of practice: Chronic conditions (adult)
  • Employed by: Manaia Health PHO
  • Based: Whangarei
Click here to read more about Josephine.
  Catherine Beazley
  • Iwi: Scottish
  • NP area of practice: Primary Health (2013)
  • Employed by: Hauora Hokianga
  • Based: Hokianga
Click here to read more about Catherine.
       
Annette Rief
  • Iwi: 
  • Hapu: 
  • NP area of practice: Cardiac Care
  • Employed by: Ki A Ora Ngatiwai
  • Based: Kamo
Click here to read more about Annette.
Sue Stebbings
  • Iwi: NZ European
  • Hapu: 
  • NP area of practice: Acute Care Lifespan (2016)
  • Employed by: Northland District Health Board
  • Based: Whangarei Emergency Department
Click here to read more about Sue.
       
     Tobias Klopper (Toby)
  • Iwi: South African
  • NP area of practice: Rural remote practice
  • Employed by: Te Kiku Hauora
  • Based: Kaitaia
   Click here to read more about Toby
  Alison Danielsen
  • NP area of practice: Primary Health Care
  • Employed by: Te Hiku Hauora
  • Based: Kaitaia
       
  Karen Calnan
  • NP area of practice: Primary Health Care
  • Employed by: Te Whareora O Tikipunga
  • Based: Tikipunga
   Laura Henderson
  • NP area of practice: Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Employed by: Te Hiku Hauora
  • Based: Kaitaia
       
Margaret Hand
  • NP area of practice: Primary Health Care
  • Employed by: Te Hau Awhiowhio o Otangarei Health Care Centre
  • Based: Whangarei
   

 

 

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