Nurse practitioners win rebate boost and greater independence

A new report says a third of nurse practitioners are still working as RNs
Sarah Simpkins
Practice nurse

The Federal Government is boosting rebates for nurse practitioners by 30% and removing the requirement they must work with a doctor to access the MBS or PBS.

It comes as a new report shows only 1549 nurse practitioners are working across Australia, while another 650 have completed their masters-level training but are still working as RNs.