Title

Nurse practitioner prescribing practice in Australia: confidence in aspects of medication management

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Cashin, A, Stasa, H, Dunn, SV, Pont, L & Buckley, T 2014, 'Nurse practitioner prescribing practice in Australia: confidence in aspects of medication management', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol. 20, no.1, pp.1-7.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12237

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The findings of the 2010 national survey of nurse practitioner (NP) prescribing in Australia related to confidence in prescribing are reported. A significant correlation between years endorsed as a NP and prescribing confidence was found. NPs in Australia were significantly more confident in the prescribing aspects of commencing a new medication than adjusting or ceasing a medication prescribed by others. These findings are discussed in relation to promotion of the quality use of medicines and identification of potential strategies to promote the ongoing positive evolution of NP practice in Australia.