The Council may authorise an individual nurse to either carry out activities or work in an area that would otherwise be outside of his or her practice. For example, some nurses are authorised to supply medications or undertake diagnostic imaging.

For more information, see the documents in the right hand downloads box on this page.

Diagnostic imaging

Nurses who practise in rural areas without access to a medical radiation technologist may apply to the Council for a condition to practise diagnostic imaging in order to undertake a limited range of x-rays. 

 The application form is currently being updated

Emergency contraceptive pill

Individual nurses may seek authorisation to supply the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) or Levonorgestrel.

Emergency contraceptive pill application form & guidelines (PDF, 176 KB)

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