Our Nurse Practitioner

September 3rd, 2019

Our team has grown with the recruitment of a Nurse Practitioner, Jenny Quin. Jenny comes to us with 29 years of nursing experience in many areas including older person’s health, post-natal, medical, coronary care, education and emergency nursing where she has been for the last 8 years.

Jenny took some time away from full time nursing while she was an Intensive Care Paramedic for Wellington Free Ambulance over a 15 year period. Here Jenny not only worked in the ambulances but also had roles in education, management, and was instrumental in helping to set up the Urgent Community Care programme in Kapiti to help paramedics assess, treat and leave patients at home where safe to do so.

Following the completion of her university studies and registration with the nursing council, Jenny became a Nurse Practitioner in January 2019. Jenny will be focusing her attention and experience on our acute clinic while at Silverstream Health Centre.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse practitioners are not new to medicine. They are already practising in the United States, Canada and Europe. In the US they have been providing health care to consumers for several decades.

The nurse practitioner is the most advanced level of clinical nursing practice. They have advanced education and clinical training and have completed their master’s degree. Nurse Practitioners can provide medical assessments, diagnosis and treatments, order and interpret laboratory tests, prescribe medications and other treatments and refer to other medical providers e.g. hospital as needed.