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.
Dr Kathleen Tori is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner and completed her PhD studies in the area of advanced practice nursing. Kathy’s research interests include all facets of the Australian Nurse Practitioner models of care: transitional processes of the role, barriers and enablers which challenge successful implementation, economic impact and sustainability of emerging nurse-led health care, particularly in rural areas. Kathy is employed as Associate Professor / Director of Postgraduate Education (Nursing) for the University of Tasmania. Kathy has a number of professional affiliations, serving on a number of professional boards and is the National Secretary for the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP).
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).