oa Professional Nursing Today - Who is a private nursing practitioner? : private practice

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



When asked about nurses in private practice, one realises how many misconceptions exist. Very few colleagues understand who or what one is speaking about, never mind those who are not nurses. In fact, the private nurse practitioners have been asked by the statutory councils if we work for the private ambulance services. There are also many who mistakenly believe that private practitioners earn "lots of money". Neither of these statements is accurate. This article will introduce the field of private nursing practice, dispel some myths, and explain what we do.

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